The new REMVAC ambulance was featured on the front page of last week’s Forks Forum, but due to the power outage, all the information was not available before the paper went to print. Photo Christi Baron

The new REMVAC ambulance was featured on the front page of last week’s Forks Forum, but due to the power outage, all the information was not available before the paper went to print. Photo Christi Baron

More on the new ambulance

  • Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 10:42am
  • News

Tim Wade, Forks Community Hospital, Ambulance Supervisor and Safety Officer, shared a few more details about the new vehicle.

“Forks Ambulance recently purchased a “new” ambulance. It is a 2020 Ford F-550 Super Duty with an Osage Super Warrior patient module. The ambulance is equipped with a Stryker Power Cot Stretcher with autoloader, Zoll X-Series defibrillator, Zoll Z-Vent ventilator, and a Lucas-3 Auto CPR device. These devices will enable a crew of EMT’s to provide high-quality CPR, medical and trauma care. The ambulance is larger than our previous models, taller and longer, which means more room for the patient and a safer workspace for the EMT’s.

The ambulance was purchased through Sawtooth Emergency Vehicles in Idaho and was built by Osage Emergency Vehicles in Missouri. While the truck chassis is a 2020, the patient module is a remount, meaning that the entire interior was removed, cleaned, and recovered with upholstery and paint as needed, but the hardware was reused then remounted onto the new chassis.”