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SHFAD puts new ambulance on road, hires 2 new firefighter-medics


November 29, 2017

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District is preparing its new ambulance for use in its fleet after work has been completed on the unit.

The ambulance is a remount of a box from an old Ford chassis with a broken-down 6-liter diesel engine.

Braun Ambulances of Van Wert, Ohio, has remounted the box on a new gasoline-powered Ford 450 chassis, said Battalion Chief Shannon Pettner.

The unit, which sports the district’s new official red and black color scheme, will serve initially as the first-out ambulance as it is broken in before replacing the third-out Chevrolet, which has high mileage, mai...

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