Washington County receives new ambulance

Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM CDT
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Washington, Iowa (KCRG) - People in Washington County may notice a new and improved paramedic ambulance providing emergency care.

Friday was the first day the new ambulance was in service. This will replace the fifth truck that is the oldest and has the most mileage. The EMS staff had input on what was included.

“Being able to get the support from our board directors, our leadership here Washington county to be able to purchase an ambulance like this is absolutely overwhelming and amazing,” Bret Carlson, a field supervisor with Washington County Ambulance, said.

It includes many new safety improvements like patient compartment airbags, upgraded on-scene lighting, and a new paint design.

The County spent $250,000 to upgrade to the new ambulance. It took about a year for the county to get the new truck. The EMS staff received it two weeks ago and spent that time training and testing it out.

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