James City County's Fire Department puts new ambulances to work
Date: May 22, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ruth Richey, JCC Communications
Phone: (757) 253-6864
James City County's Fire Department has acquired two new American LaFrance Ambulances, one of which brings complete EMS services for the first time to Fire Station 5 on Monticello Avenue.
The new ambulances, which recently went into service, have already been dispatched to emergency calls and one made a visit to Family FunFest at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The second ambulance is assigned to Fire Station 3 on John Tyler Highway.
“The addition of the new units will go a long way towards improving the availability of EMS transport and Advanced Life Support service delivery in both the Fire Station 5 service delivery area and countywide,” said Fire Chief Tal Luton.
The ambulances, which replace older units, are staffed by a provider of Advanced Life Support (ALS) and a second crew member with Basic Life Support credentials. The medical units are designed with “superior engineering and construction to provide the ultimate safety for crew and patients,” according to the manufacturer. The medium-duty chassis also provides increased load capacity and reduced life-cycle maintenance costs.