Cushing residents have approved the purchase of a fire truck and ambulance, reports Knox Village Group.
Residents approved the measure for a $370,000 by a vote of 294 to 7. Before the approval, the fire department had three fire trucks with one of them being more than 30-years-old.
Voters also approved $250,000 for a new ambulance on a 317 to 49 vote. The town plans to purchase a four-wheel drive 2021 Ford F450. The current ambulance is a two wheel drive 2009 ford E450. The ambulance has had a drive shaft bearing replaced. The department once had a call in which the ambulance did not start and mutual aid had to be called.
Other upgrades to the ambulance will include: LED lighting, rear suspension will be liquid spring for smoother rides, rear back up camera and camera in patient area.