Officials with Superior North EMS have confirmed they do not plan to establish a temporary ambulance base on the Fort William First Nation.
Since the James Street Swing Bridge fire cut off the primary route to the First Nation on Oct. 29, emergency services have been accessing the First Nation community via Highway 61.
That has increased response times by between five and six minutes.
Superior North EMS Chief Norm Gale points out that less than five per cent of the calls they respond to in that community are classified as time-sensitive.
Discussions between the First Nation and EMS are ongoing and Gale says they will continue to monitor developments.
(Thunder Bay Television)
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