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CARE Ambulance preparing for Oct. 1 start date

This is one of the three ambulances that CARE Ambulance will have on hand for Jefferson County residents. (Photo courtesy of Wanda Bagby)
This is one of the three ambulances that CARE Ambulance will have on hand for Jefferson County residents. (Photo courtesy of Wanda Bagby)
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CARE Ambulance is setting up shop at its new home in the Fairfield Economic Development Association industrial park on 227th Street just south of Fairfield.

The ambulance service, based in Iowa City and Waterloo, was hired earlier this year to take on Jefferson County’s ambulance duties beginning Oct. 1. CARE will take over for Midwest Ambulance.

On Thursday, members of the Jefferson County Ambulance Service Agency met at CARE’s recently purchased property on 227th street to pose for a photo with the ambulances that now bear the agency’s name. CARE will use two ambulances that belong to the ambulance board, and bring one of its own from Iowa City.

Ambulance board member Paul Gandy said CARE will use the property on 227th Street, which was recently a residence, as a place to store the ambulances and where the crew will reside when not on a call.

Gandy has been on the ambulance service agency since January 2018, and he said the board worked hard to find the best ambulance service for the residents of Jefferson County, and he believes they found it in CARE Ambulance.

“I think the residents of Jefferson County are going to be pleased with it because they’ll see the ambulance is outfitted to do a first-class job,” Gandy said.

CARE Ambulance stated on its Facebook page that the ambulances to be stored at its Fairfield location have new monitors and power loading coats, among other things. The company is seeking two full-time paramedics and two full-time emergency medical technicians for its Fairfield office.