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The new ambulances still must be checked out and "decal-ed" before they are put into service, but the Governor's office says that should not take more than a few days.
And according to a release from Adelup, a new engine for one of the disabled ambulances will soon be arriving and that will raise the ambulance total to 11.
READ the Governor's release in FULL below:
Three new ambulances arrive on Guam; one engine coming for a total of 11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2012Three brand new ambulances have just arrived on Guam this afternoon to augment the island’s ambulance fleet. This brings the ambulance fleet to a total of 10 to service the island. The last time Guam had 10 working ambulances was in 2004.
The new ambulances will be operating around the island roads in a few days. They still need to get equipped, decaled and inspected prior to operation. All 3 ambulances will come with a 5-year maintenance contract. There is also another engine, which will be put in one ambulance to bring it back on the fleet. This will bring the fleet up to 11 ambulances.
Not all 11 ambulances will be operating as the fire department will rotate the fleet for maintenance.
“These new ambulances will help with the maintenance of other older emergency vehicles,” said Governor Eddie Baza Calvo. “It is important we have a healthy fleet of ambulances so we can rotate them for maintenance. For a long time we have faced the uncertainty of unmaintained ambulances. Now we have an opportunity to keep these ambulances up and running with regular care so we can better serve the island.”
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