Small Town Volunteer Ambulance Service Temporarily Shut Down

A small Oklahoma town is temporarily shutting down its volunteer ambulance service.

Velma's council says it's due to staffing issues.

The council took the action because there aren't enough personnel to staff the ambulance service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

State regulations require two people to be available for ambulance runs.

The town needs between $3,000 and $5,000 a month to staff the service.