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Angry residents voice concerns over county ambulance reshuffling plan
Ambulances to be moved from rural areas under proposal
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Alisha Martinez, left, and Jackie Patterson speak during a meeting to discuss moving three ambulance units from rural areas in Gillsville. - photo by David Barnes
Recalling how she performed CPR and chest compressions for roughly 20 minutes, Alisha Martinez told Hall County commissioners and Hall County Fire Services’ staff of her wait for a paramedic. “This affects real people, folks. That ambulance came from either Holly Drive or Spout Springs (Road). I live in Lula, 2.2 miles away from a fire station. Why was I the one who had to try to save that man’s life and not a paramedic?” she asked, following her fiance’s fatal cardiac arrest.