The first of three new ambulances for the Braxton Emergency Ambulance Service arrived as week. The unit was purchased in late December by the County Commission from Penn Care based in Pennsylvania. The new box style unit was delivered last Friday complete with graphics identifying it as one of the county’s ambulances. The purchase price was $190,000.
Several members of the EMS Squad were on hand Friday when it arrived to look over the new ambulance and enjoy a luncheon provided by the County Commission.
Tiffany Prior, EMS Director, christened the new unit with an outdated bottle of IV solution. The new ambulance will have to be equipped with radio communications equipment and inspected before joining Braxton’s working fleet. Two additional units are on order and expect to be delivered in the first half of 2024. The county hopes to purchase two additional units with money currently being appropriated by the state.