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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Turn Back The Clock pt. 17

Suburban & Hank's Ambulance, LifeSaver


Billy Kleiber shares this new set of pictures from the early to mid-80's when he worked for Suburban Ambulance Service and Hank's Ambulance Service. With Billy's permission, I also posted the stories and picture captions he included.

Thanks, Billy!




I have some pictures some where of the very first UAB truck's that were owned by the three different companies at the time. I think Charles King ran the first ever call, Bruce Bradshaw ran the second and I ran the third. Those were some of the best days of my life back then.

Some of the best, most dedicated people I have ever known worked at Suburban, Hank's and A&A. I am still identified by and defined by that time of my life in so many ways and I'm proud to have been a part of it. I'm not sure why I put all this on you, but it feels good to remember and tell the stories. Thanks for allowing me to do that!


"Billy the kid" when I ran out of gas in Fort Payne, AL because I forgot I had two gas tanks! Reno never let me forget that either!...




Billy, and his wife Dee, working on Hanks (713). This picture was in the magazine called "Medical Center" by UAB. (Winter 86-87)...




Billy, and his wife Dee, working on Hanks (713). This picture was in the magazine called "Medical Center" by UAB. (Winter 86-87)...




Bill Slaughter, the one in white is David Smith (BFD Eng.8 at the time) and James Adams....




Nan Cathers of Suburban Ambulance Service around 1984...




Bill Childs (now Dr. Childs, the head of an ER some where) and Nan Cathers of Suburban Ambulance Service around 1984...




The lifesaver picture was in 1981, I think. It was in the first days of lifesaver, in fact, after one of the first "in city" flights. My partner and I had to take the stretcher apart and reassemble it for them after it would not work when the patient got there. They gave us a t-shirt! Wow!...

3 Comments:

At 7/15/2009 04:40:00 PM , Blogger danny said...

was just told about the reunion and started looking for a site and found this one i worked for subarban from 1991-1998 i got a real kick out of this site would like to hear from others at: gvems22@gmail.com

 
At 8/27/2009 09:53:00 PM , Anonymous bellsouth.net said...

I worked for Suburban from about 1988-1991 and would love to hear from some old suburbanites.@
scotthays@bellsouth.net

Scott Hays

 
At 6/29/2016 08:33:00 PM , Blogger Mark Wilson said...

I worked for Suburban Ambulance in Decatur in 1988-89

 

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