Approvals Given To Buy 8 New Ambulances

Thursday March 5th, 2015

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County Council has approved the purchase of eight new ambulances at a total cost of $1,165,512.

The replacement of the eight units is based the calculation a useful life of six years and vehicles with odometer readings in excess of 250,000 km.

In addition, the new ambulances will be fitted with a Stryker Power Load stretcher retention systems, at a total cost of $160,664.

The old ambulances that are taken out of service will be offered for auction, and EMS Chief Bruce Krauter said they usually get between $6,000 and $8,000 for each.

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

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