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Port's Paramedic Service Starts Next Week

After a long application process, the Port Washington Fire Department's upgrade from EMT to paramedic service will start Aug. 1.

After , it finally did.

The state approved Port Washington's application to upgrade from EMT to paramedic service.

“This is a huge step, I’m proud that we’re doing this," Port Fire Chief Mark Mitchell said during the city's Common Council meeting last week, adding that ambulances will begin taking paramedic calls at midnight Aug. 1.

"We hope that none of you (at the Common Council meeting) are our first customers," he said with a laugh.

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