In The News
July 13 , 2009 -
United Donates Ambulance to the New Gloucester
United Ambulance Service has recently donated an ambulance to the New Gloucester Fire/Rescue Department. The donated vehicle is a 1998 Ford E-450 Super Duty Horton Type III ambulance and will be placed into service as the department’s primary emergency medical service response vehicle.
New Gloucester is very pleased to take delivery of the ambulance as it is a smaller vehicle than the current Squad 1 which is a rescue vehicle built on a large Freightliner chassis. “Many of our rescue members do not like to operate the Squad as it is such a large vehicle. This ambulance is significantly smaller and easier to drive for some of our EMT’s”.
New Gloucester’s Squad 1 will continue to remain in-service for fire suppression activities and for motor vehicle accidents, etc. An additional benefit to the ambulance is that a patient can be comfortably placed inside for short waits if needed prior to being transported by United or another transporting agency.
The New Gloucester Fire/Rescue Department is a combined paid/volunteer service and provides fire suppression and emergency medical services for the Town of New Gloucester. For more information, please visit: www. newgloucester.com.
Brad Gilbert, United Development/Compliance Manager; Lt. Elaine Verrill
and Chief Gary Sacco.