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Old 01-29-2013, 03:00 PM
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I am Very Upset with this news. I was Just Talking to Marc Macintosh from American Ambulance That They are Out of Business. The company was started in 1926 and was the premier Ambulance Service of Metro Detroit. I have many great Memories working at this company I had worked with Norm. Marc.Don. Bill.


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Is there a link to a news article you can post? I couldn't find anything using a Google search.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:35 PM
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That is sad news,especially since you had worked for them,as advanced as the system gets its hard to forget the founding fathers of Ambulance service and how they did so much with so little and we were proud to do this with them.
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when I bought my 78 Horton from Evan B. in the fall he had the 1976 Superior Cadillac that American owned sitting beside my Horton in the woods. I will try and get some of the pictures posted on here this week. its a shame ! another great Ambulance Company bites the dust but at least we have the pictures !!
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I always found their color scheme intersting black over white Caddys. I can remember the ad that they had in the yellow pages as a kid and their moto was "Once American, Always American.

Last year on are way home from a fire buff club oicnic Russ and I stopped off at American and took a photo of his ambulance parked in front of their office in Detroit.
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I am Very Upset with this news. I was Just Talking to Marc Macintosh from American Ambulance That They are Out of Business. The company was started in 1926 and was the premier Ambulance Service of Metro Detroit. I have many great Memories working at this company I had worked with Norm. Marc.Don. Bill.


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Is this the ambulance company that has the mid 70's ambulance out bacK?
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Is this the ambulance company that has the mid 70's ambulance out bacK?
Yes it is and it is still there



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Old 01-30-2013, 02:04 PM
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Is there a link to a news article you can post? I couldn't find anything using a Google search.
Steve there is not a news article. I worked for the company back in the late 70's and Taught some classes for them and still talk with the owners

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I dropped a trailer, I think it was a generator for an event about a block from their headquarters about a year ago. I had heard all about this company from you guys, and I saw the cool sign on the building, and it all came together.
At least I had the chance to see it and know about it.
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