Department Adds 5th Ambulance to Service
Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department now has a fifth ambulance in its service.
The addition of Ambulance 95 will help the department cope with an increase in 911 calls along with intercepts, interfacility transports, and neonatal transports, which resulted in a greater number of instances that all of its ambulances were out on calls at the same time.
While typically the department trades in a unit after acquiring a new one, it has decided to keep the oldest ambulance in its service for another three years because of the low trade-in value and to keep on top of call volume. For ambulances, it possesses two Braun, an AEV, Marque, and Medtec.
Department personnel visited the Braun Ambulances facility in Van Wert, Ohio, in July to complete a mid-point inspection of the new unit. After the ambulance’s arrival, the department equipped it and put it to service early this month.
The Ambulance 95 was built on a 2019 Ford F550 chassis and is more heavy-duty than the previous ambulances. It’s also the first one with 4-wheel drive, meaning crews are less likely to get stuck in the snow this winter. The liquid spring feature for the rear suspension will also give patients a more comfortable ride.