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Reader's view: Ambulance and paramedics make sense for Park Point

When it comes to the possible closure of the Park Point fire station, I completely understand the rationale behind following recommendations of an independent study. And it makes sense, certainly; no single firefighter can enter a structure fire ...

When it comes to the possible closure of the Park Point fire station, I completely understand the rationale behind following recommendations of an independent study. And it makes sense, certainly; no single firefighter can enter a structure fire alone.

That said, there is still definitely a need for trained medical personnel on Park Point, given its potential for isolation from mainland Duluth. With no established ambulance station in the eastern and central portions of the city, why not consider Gold Cross occupying Park Point's Fire Hall No. 5, especially during summer months? I'm sure well-trained paramedics with the ability to transport patients certainly would provide residents with even greater peace of mind.

A lot of emphasis is put on tourism in this city; the residents deserve some priority.

Scott Welch

Duluth

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