Donated Detroit ambulances to go into use Saturday morning

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:16:44 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 20 2013 04:20:59 PM EST

The rigs are sitting under snow in a parking lot in Detroit. EMS drivers say they have the staff to get the rigs on the street. So what gives?


By 11 a.m. Saturday, the city of Detroit will have 13 new ambulances on the streets, said the city's chief compliance officer, Gary Brown.

Local 4 reported earlier this week that the 13 ambulances, which had been donated to the city about two weeks ago, have been sitting unused in a parking lot behind the city’s 911 dispatch center.

Brown said the rigs have to be inspected and licensed by the state.

Meanwhile, Detroit EMS drivers have been waiting with frustration. They say they have the staff ready to get these ambulances on the street.

Photo by Shawn Ley, Local 4, @ShawnLeyLive


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