Fayette County EMS recently acquired a new emergency response vehicle to replace a 19-year-old vehicle.
The new vehicle is a 2018 Ford F-550 4×4 unit purchased for approximately $198,000. It features LED lighting, updated safety features, updated electronics and hydraulic suspension.
The money for the vehicle came from the collaboration between the county, villages, townships and city.
“We appreciate the support of our community and are very thankful for this new vehicle,” said Rod List, Fayette County EMS director.
According to List, the EMS responds to over 4,500 runs annually.
The Fayette County EMS was established in 1976 as a Rotary project. It is now owned by the county commissioners who contract with Fayette County Memorial Hospital to manage the service. The staff of 14 EMT basics and 20 full/part-time paramedics respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.