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Memphis Adds Ambulances to Beat Heat

Department takes a proactive stance to be prepared for heat related calls

Thursday, July 21, 2011


MEMPHIS (WREG) - The Memphis Fire Department is on standby ready to respond to emergencies. "We have 33 ambulances in service every single day," said Memphis Fire Director Alvin Benson. As the heat rises, the department increases its readiness by adding crews. "What we do is try to be proactive and preemptive and put additional ambulances in service when there is a heat advisory," said Benson.

Tags: News, News Video, Memphis, heat-related illness

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