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Denison rejects privatizing ambulance service

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The City of Denison considered and rejected a plan to outsource the fire department's ambulance service. (KTEN) The City of Denison considered and rejected a plan to outsource the fire department's ambulance service. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- Denison will continue the city's in-house emergency medical service.

City Manager Jud Rex said citizens have come to expect a high level of service when it comes to EMS. The city had been looking at the possibility of privatizing that service, but has now decided against it.

"I think there's a sense of pride in the fire department, and we should certainly share that as well," he said. "We ... don't necessarily want to change our model for that high level of service and that pride in the fire department."

There are still 12 vacancies for the Denison Fire Department that need to be filled.

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