The Bay County Commission will vote on whether to approve the purchase of three new ambulances using federal COVID-19 aid money, reports Panama City News Herald.
Wear and tear is the main reason the Bay County Emergency Services Department is seeking CARES Act funds. Bay County Emergency Medical Services runs an average of 90 emergency responses and transport per 24-hour period.
The commission already approved spending $650,000 to purchase three additional ambulances under the FY2021 budget. The latest three ambulances under the CARES Act funding would cost a total of $631,974.11.