Former worker says community deserves better after closure of Ca

Former worker says community deserves better after closure of Care Ambulance

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Joel Montemayor worked with Care Ambulance. Source: WBRC video Joel Montemayor worked with Care Ambulance. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Three-dozen employees are out of jobs after Care Ambulance in Northport suddenly closed its doors Monday. That's leaving those employees angry, frustrated, and wanting to know the truth.

Joel Montemayor, a former Care employee, spoke to FOX6 exclusively Wednesday about the the closure. Montemayor has been with the company since the doors opened in August 2013. Montemayor thought everything was running smoothly.

"Of course they said everything was going good. Everything was going fine," Montemayor said. "And our operations were going to expand. And all that was just a big lie."

After a company Vice President cleaned out the Northport Care office Monday, around 36 employees lost their jobs and their health insurance was dropped that day too.

"I'm trying to raise a child and my insurance was cancelled. With the way the economy is its hard to be without a job," Montemayor said.

Montemayor says he and his former coworkers deserve a lot more.

"We're all in the business to help people and to do right for our communities," Montemayor said. "You just don't know what to do anymore. You try and do the right thing and you get left out in the dark."

Some workers hope to be brought on by other ambulance providers. But some people may have to travel very far to be able to do it.

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