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Thursday December 3rd, 2015

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Essex Windsor EMS is set to receive eight new ambulances in 2016 at a total cost of $1,281,512.

The new ambulances will run on gas rather than traditional diesel engines, as that model will cease to be produced by the manufacture.

EMS officials say that the move from diesel engines to gasoline engines will generate an initial purchase savings, as gasoline chassis are less expensive than diesel engine chassis. Further savings are expected to be realized as fuel and ongoing preventative maintenance costs for gasoline engines have historically been less expensive than similar costs incurred for diesel engines.

The EMS department has a current fleet of 38 front line ambulances, 12 emergency response vehicles, 1 logistics vehicle, 1 administration vehicle, 1 special operations trailer, 1 hazmat trailer and 1 off-road transport vehicle.

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