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By David Martin

Castle Rock adds crew


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The Castle Rock Ambulance Service plans to add a full-time crew to the volunteer service, expecting the crew to begin in December.

Castle Rock Ambulance Service is hiring a full-time crew to help improve its service to the city's residents.

Ambulance service director John Taylor said the move won't create a privatized ambulance service, but will ensure its first ambulance is staffed and ready at a moment's notice. Currently, the service operates strictly as a volunteer operation, with ambulance calls being handled by people who rush up to the ambulance station, then staff an ambulance to respond to the emergency they're being called on.

The call volume Castle Rock deals with has gone up during the past several years. T...

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