The departments new ambulance which is being built in Sumner, Idaho by Life-Line Emergency Vehicles is in the middle 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, security of controlled medications, and the addition of a vehicle mounted stretcher loading device. 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 Plainville, MA. The vehicle, which is expected to be delivered in July is being purchased through a lease program using funds from the ambulance revenue account.