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Lynden imposes ambulance fee

Lynden imposes ambulance fee

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KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

LYNDEN, Wash. – Homes, businesses and schools in Lynden will soon have to pay a $6 monthly utility fee to help fund ambulance services.

The Lynden City Council approved the ambulance fee by a 5-to-2 vote on Monday night.

Lynden Fire Chief Gary Baar says the new fee means that people in Lynden won’t have to wait longer for an ambulance when they call 9-1-1.

Play Gary Bar on ambulance response time

He says Lynden has the second-busiest fire station in the county.

The cost of ambulance services in Lynden has gone also up because they lost 19 volunteer firefighters last year.

The city could start charging the new fee sometime this summer.

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