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New wheels for the ambulance district

Friday, January 4, 2013

Paramedic Lee Flory, shown above with the comparable model to the ambulance arriving later in January. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff] [Order this photo]
A new Chevrolet ambulance from Wheeled Coach very similar to unit 413, purchased last year, shown above, will arrive next month for the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District.

Paramedic Lee Flory, shown above, said the new units have LED lights, including some colored blue, unlike the older rigs with rotating lights. One feature the new ambulance will have unlike all earlier models will be two backup oxygen tanks. The interior compartments all light up and the rig has a smoother ride,

Flory said. The new units also require a diesel exhaust fluid in a separate tank, which helps clean emissions. All of the Barry-Lawrence fleet is now Chevrolets.

Looking inside the new model of Chevrolet ambulance used by the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District. [Order this photo]
Board chairman Daryl Fenski said he hopes the district can maintain replacing ambulances every four years, thus spending less on maintenance and preserving resale value on the units.

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