Gaston County, NC, Taking Over Ambulance Service from Fire Department

May 29, 2024
The Ranlo Fire Department has handled ambulance calls in Gaston County for 50 years.

After 50 years, the Ranlo Fire Department will no longer be handling ambulance calls in Gaston County.

Gaston County officials told Ranlo Fire Chief Doug Moore in a letter May 24 that their contract would not be renewed for the next fiscal year, according to Queen City News. 

The town-operated ambulances will cease on July 1 and the county’s services will respond instead. 

“Since 1976, Ranlo Fire and Rescue has operated an ambulance providing treatment and transport of the sick and injured,” Moore said in a response to the decision. “The contract through the years has changed many times concerning how the ambulance portion of our services was financially reimbursed and operated.” 

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