Ambulance runs are about 70% of our calls for service and we often run simultaneous ambulance calls, splitting our four-member on-duty staff.
Medic 221 - 2018 Dodge Northstar
Our first due - the newest ambulance, used for most of the calls.
Medic 222 - 2013 Dodge Braun
Our second due, used for second calls or when the first is out for service/repair.
Medic 223 - 2009 Ford F450
Reserve, used to fill in as the second due when either of the newer ones is out, or to handle suspected highly contagious patients, like Ebola or COVID-19.
Our ambulance replacement plan calls for:
First due to be 1 to 3 years old, then moved to second due.
Second due to be 4 to 6 years old, then moved to reserve.
Reserve to be 7-9 years old, then sold before 10 years old and 100,000 miles for best resale value.
Our current fleet consists of a 2018, 2013, and a 2009. While we have not been able to find the 3-year replacement program we would like, a 4 to 5-year replacement may suffice. We do have a new ambulance in our FY21 budget with possible delivery in 2022.