These ambulances were purchased just prior to a significant increase in costs that resulted from new national standards that went into effect in 2015. An additional 4 ambulances were purchased in FY16, which included the modifications required by the new national standards, at a cost of $222,682 per unit, totaling $890,728.
Each station in the County houses at least one of these ambulances, to assure 4-wheel-drive capability is available to crews in the event of bad weather.
Thank you Chief Cullinan for this timely information and . . . .
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!