Over the weekend reports came in that the Town of Winchester's new ambulance had been used privately and taken out of state and as of today was still out of service. We held off putting any comments on the blog until this could be confirmed by several sources. This conduct, though understandable to a certain degree is unacceptable and was downright illegal. This equipment belongs to the town, not certain individuals who feel their needs exceed those they serve.
Just think of the legal ramifications if this vehicle had been involved in an accident out of state or if the necessity had arisen that it had been needed here and someone died as a result of it not being available? This conduct should result in the immediate resignation of the party or partys responsible and the pursuit of legal action to ensure this does not ever happen again. What's next, maybe renting out firetrucks for private parties with bonfires and fireworks or highway equipment to plow driveways or grade private lots?
This is just the type of thing that is typical in this town when we have people in power who feel they can do whatever they want with no consequences for their actions.