The Battle over Kentland Ambulance 339

I did not join the VFD to ride an ambulance!

I was working as an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University in the Spring of 2007. There was a war developing between the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department and the county fire agency.

This fascinating story evolved into an EMS Management case study. The county battles a high profile VFD over ambulance staffing … but ambulance coverage was not the real issue

Kentland VFD prevailed in their court case that was in progress when I completed this study. Ambulance 833 is in service at Kentland, staffed 24/7/365 by county firefighters.

While “ancient,” this report continues to get dozens of downloads from an academic research site. I am withdrawing the case study from that site and posting the report here.

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