Branch Manager John Wrobel of Nelson Ambulance on Nobel Avenue tells us that the City of Bridgeport abandoned five ambulances during the storm.   John tells us that he made about fifteen to twenty phone calls to have Nobel Avenue cleared so they could resume their services.  The ambulance service  had to resort to hiring a private contractor .  There were five ambulances and five chair cars out of a fleet of nineteen that do one hundred to one hundred and thirty calls a day.  They were unable to provide services out of their Bridgeport branch.  Nobel Avenue wasn’t plowed until Tuesday according to Wrobel, he came out t speak at the city council meeting but time ran out before he could speak.  A city worker seen at the end of the video shouted to us this wasn’t true but you can see he was vigorously debating this.  Other city officials talked to  Wrobel after our interview but he did not get to speak at the meeting.  “We totally neglected” Wrobel said.

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One thought on “5 Ambulances Abandoned By City During Storm”
  1. It is unfortunate that someone from the city would deny this fact. Mr Worobel was accurate in how things did transpire and i am a witness to this fact. This ambulance company is adjacent to my property and yes they were not plowed out after so many calls and days. They paid and i saw the company who they paid do the plowing out and i assisted in trying to open up more space on the street, but a bigger vehicle had to initiate the plowing in order for us to help them. It is unfortunate, but when a mistake is made, denying it doesnt make it right, yet a formal apology should of been issued to such vital services such as ambulance and chair vehicles who serve citizens in various levels such as dialisys. Its true period, no if ands or buts!

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