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Chester Fire Department May Cease Ambulance and Fire Services


  • Chester Fire Department 
  • Seneca Hospital patients  
  • Local residents 


The Chester Fire Protection District board is considering ceasing ambulance and fire services in January 2024. There is no set alternative in place, and concerns are being raised regarding the ability of community members to access care.

Takeaway/Next Steps

If the Chester Fire Department’s ambulance services cease, it will be the second community to lose ambulance services in the last six months in the Northern Sierra Section. These services often cease due to funding and reimbursement issues.