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July 13, 2010


Roy Clark

I remember my Dad, OR Clark, who was the JP in Ysleta going to Van Horn and borrowing an ambulance so that there would be one available if the two companies began to refuse calls. The competition was fierce for the City's business and there were many things going on behind the scene that made it even worse.

Roy Clark

John Stark

When I was at The Times in the 1970s, a rival ambulance service tried to set up shop in town. they would listen to their police scanner and race to the scene of car accidents to try to get there ahead of El Paso Ambulance, which had a franchise and got dispatched from the police or fire depts. As I recall, there were a couple of crazy incidents where both companies arrived at the same time. If I remember correctly, the name of the outfit was "Paramedics on Call." Might be a good subject for a future morgue tale...

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