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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Springfield Township Fire Department has added a new ambulance to its command
new 2013 McCoy Miller ambulance goes into service Friday. It was ordered in
December of 2012 and arrived at the department two weeks ago. Since then, crews
have been training to learn the new vehicle.
ambulance replaces a 1989 Ford ambulance that the department sold in an online auction
for $2,200. Fire Chief Barry Cousino says that money has been added to the
general fund for equipment purchases.
chief says the new ambulance will cut down on repair and service costs, and
should last more than 30 years.
is going to provide a smoother ride for the patient and for the crew members,"
Cousino said. "We had some issues or some concerns in the past with potential
breakdown while you're transporting a patient to the hospital."
says the new ambulance, which cost $159,000, was budgeted for last year. He
says funds from the township's service contract with the Village of Holland
help make purchases like these.