Oakwood (IL) to Purchase Ambulance

Village trustees awarded a contract for a new ambulance for the Oakwood EMS.

American Emergency Vehicles of Columbia (MO) had the low bid of $174,003 for a 2014 Ford F550 diesel four-wheel drive ambulance. Four companies submitted bids for supplying the new ambulance.

Terry Hume, Oakwood EMS chief, said that the new ambulance should be delivered between 150-180 days from the date of the order. The ambulance will be paid for from fees that the EMS collects for its services. The new ambulance will replace a 2001 ambulance and will keep the EMS ambulance fleet at three.

Hume said the service has 20 volunteer personnel and that the service handles about 900 calls annually.

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