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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Potter Awarded Keno Funds for Ambulance


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The Potter Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased a 2021 ambulance to replace an 18-year-old unit. The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved $25,000 in Keno funds to offset some of the cost.

When an ambulance is called, the expectation is someone is needs a timely and professional response. The need for on-site medical care moved to ambulances informally called mobile emergency rooms. With the change of need came the change of response.

That is what inspired the Potter Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a new ambulance, a unit capable of rougher terrain and taking care of patients.

Mark Onstott, Fire Chief for the Potter Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, met with the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners on July 5 regarding an application for Keno funds. The funds would...

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