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South Salt Lake OKs ambulance plan

South Salt Lake OKs ambulance plan



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SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) -- The South Salt Lake City Council has given preliminary approval to a plan to add its own ambulance service to the city fire department.

The startup costs for the service would be about $1.1. million, but it is estimated the service would pay for itself or even earn money within four to seven years.

South Salt Lake expects a $550,000 shortfall in sales tax revenue this year. But Fire Chief Steven Foote says some startup costs could be offset by a grant expected by the department.

The proposal calls for three ambulances. Salt Lake City-based Gold Cross would continue to provide backup for the city.

A final vote on the proposal is expected in the coming weeks.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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