Mason County EMS purchased two new ambulances to replace two which were requiring too much care and maintenance — these older models, which were models dating back to the early 2000’s, were sold.
Karen Jones, EMS operations chief, said out of three bids, EMS took the lowest bid to purchase two 2015 Sprinter models. Each ambulance cost $82,000.
The two new buses are what’s called ALS equipped vehicles — Advanced Life Support. As such, they are equipped for calls which require more intensive care and medications. There are four ALS buses at the ems facility, total.
All the vehicles serve a purposes and the key is to use the vehicles and staff efficiently to make sure all of Mason County’s 444-square miles are covered with drivers and medical personnel who are on call 24 hours a day.
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