- A local board overseeing Western Carteret Fire And EMS approves the purchase of a new ambulance for $260,000 to serve Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Peletier, Stella, Bogue, and Ocean.
- The new purchase is in response to unprecedented growth in the western part of the county, and due to disrepair of other ambulances in the fleet.
- The board says they do not foresee the need for a EMS tax to pay for the new purchase.
- The average round trip for one call of service is 40 miles which is problematic for older ambulances serving this portion of the county.
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