Nebraska Village Celebrates 1st Ambulance

ambulance(AP) — The southeast Nebraska village of Malcolm is celebrating the acquisition of its very first ambulance.

Malcolm Fire & Rescue held an open house on Sunday to show off its shiny red rescue vehicle. The volunteer department used $172,000 in tax dollars for the ambulance, which has been in use for almost a month.

Malcolm resident Teena Hicken told the Lincoln Journal Star ( that the department “does a wonderful job, and I’m glad they have this piece of equipment.”

The village of about 380 sits 11 miles northwest of Lincoln. Chief Dale Heidtbrink says the volunteers responded to 280 fire or rescue calls last year.