New ambulance added to fleet

Photo by Amy Cherry - EMT Aaron Piccolo loads equipment onto the newest ambulance in the St. Marys Ambulance Service fleet on Friday.
Amy Cherry
Staff Writer

St. Marys Ambulance Service replaced one of the fleet's vehicles with a new 2017 model on Friday.
Each fully stocked ambulance is estimated to cost around $220,000. In addition to the initial $146,000 vehicle the ambulance is equipped with a $30,000 cardiac monitor and and $20,000 cot.
St. Marys ambulances have a typical lifespan of 3-5 years. The new vehicle replaces a five-year-old ambulance with 175,000 miles on it, the most mileage any of the fleet's vehicles has logged.