Montana City's Eagle Ambulance quietly closes without warning

Montana City’s Eagle Ambulance closed Sept. 28.

Megan Michelotti

Montana City’s Eagle Ambulance is no longer serving Jefferson County as of Sept. 28, the chief of the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department said.

“When Eagle closed, we got no warning, so that morning we contacted St. Peter’s and said, ‘We need help, now,’” Fire Chief Lyn Stimpson said. “I know it was a stress on their (St. Peter’s) system to add a new coverage area with no advanced warning or ability to plan had to be a burden on their crews.”

One of the Eagle Ambulance employees who was laid off the morning off Sept. 28 contacted the volunteer fire department to let them know of the closure. 

The reason for the closure is still unknown. The Eagle Ambulance website still lists the Montana City location as open and running, and the phone number listed still connects to dispatch after hours but no one picked up during the day. The email and Facebook page still work, but the company did not return a query for comment this week. 

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