Wakita gives up ambulance service

Tuesday, June 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Wakita-AP) -- A north-central Oklahoma town is giving up its ambulance service because of a lack of volunteers.

Officials in the Grant County town of Wakita decided to give up the license in hopes they can recruit more volunteers and renew the it later.

Town Clerk Kathy Morrison says at least one emergency medical technician must be on call 24 hours at day, seven days a week, and the town had just one volunteer.

Morrison says many of the town's previous volunteers quit because they had to leave Wakita to find jobs.