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Old ambulances roll back into action for salute to Alberta paramedics

WATCH: Here’s Gil Tucker with a Calgary collector who is showing off his old ambulances as part of National Paramedic Services Week.

CALGARY – A Calgary collector is showing off his old ambulances as part of National Paramedic Services Week, which runs May 24 to May 30.

Dr. Tim Prieur has six of the vintage vehicles dating back to 1952–all still in working order.

As a veteran cardiologist, he knows the key role they’ve played in saving so many Calgarians’ lives.

Prieur says he’s proud to showcase his collection because “it’s an important part of Calgary’s history, and an important part of medical history.”

He’ll be displaying his 1952 ambulance at an event at the STARS air ambulance hangar on Friday.

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It’s not open to the public, but you might catch a glimpse of the vehicle as Prieur drives it to and from the event.