The departments new ambulance which is being built in Sumner, Idaho by Life-Line Emergency Vehicles is in the final stages of production (see photos). The vehicle is being built on a Ford F550 4 x 4 chassis. While the interior patient area is modeled after our current ambulances to ensure familiarity and consistency of the fleet several design upgrades have been made to improve patient care, operational efficiency, and security of controlled medications. The department has had proven success with the quality construction of Life-Line Vehicles and the customer support provided by their local sales representative Specialty Vehicles of North Attleboro. We are extremely pleased to have been able to continue this relationship with the nation’s leading ambulance manufacturer. The vehicle is being purchased through a lease program using funds from the ambulance revenue account which were approved at the November 2013 Special Town Meeting. Total cost with equipment will be $225,000. Delivery is expected in mid September.