Mohawk community’s only ambulance off the streets after collision – APTN News

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May 12, 2022

First Nations Paramedics still waiting on permit for a backup vehicle from Quebec’s ministry of health

What happens when your town’s only ambulance gets into a car accident? Kanehsatà:ke found out the hard way.

A car ran a stop sign on April 30 and collided with the only ambulance used by the First Nations Paramedics (FNP). There were no injuries, but the crash put FNP out of service for a couple of days.

FNP is the only Indigenous-owned ambulance service in Quebec, and primarily serves the Mohawk community of Kanehsatà:ke, about 60 kms west of Montreal. They do not have a backup ambulance, so they have to rely on neighbouring ambulance companies to loan them one.

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