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New Ambulance Arrives on Scene

Your generosity is ensuring patients in our region are getting the top notch emergency care they need. This new ambulance rig just recently went into service in the Keeseville and Peru areas. Because of your support, The Foundation contributed $125,000 to help pay for it.

“It’s great for us, but I think, more importantly, it’s great for those communities,” Director of Emergency Management Michael Cahoon said. “We benefit because we get state-of-the-art equipment to use. But at the end of the day, the people who are benefiting are basically the patients who we use the equipment on, the people we are responding to.”

The rig replaces an ambulance that was responding to about 1,200 calls a year over the past six years. According to Cahoon, it was time for a vehicle replacement.

The new ambulance offers more room for crews to work while transporting patients, better lighting, and numerous safety features protecting patients and crew members. It also has 4-wheel drive to better handle tough terrain and weather conditions.

“The Foundation has always been there. Not only with the ambulance, but support for my employees,” Cahoon offered. “This is a big win for our patients and our people providing care on that new ambulance.”