Tim Wade, Ambulance Supervisor/REMVAC Liaison, shared last week that he is seeking designs from the community to appear on the new ambulance that will be delivered soon.
“I think this could be something fun for the area,” Wade said.
The design will appear on both sides of the new ambulance.
“We don’t want any sports or corporate logos, but something that reflects the community of Forks,” Wade added.
The final choice may use all or part of one or several designs but it must include the Star of Life and the words Forks Ambulance.
The new ambulance is currently being custom built in Chehalis by Braun Northwest, Inc. The newest ambulance being used now is 14 years old and Wade said that seven years is usually the max-life for an ambulance. The purchase of the new ambulance was approved by voters a couple years ago.
In 2017, the Forks Ambulance crew answered 778 calls for service. The average response time from 9-1-1 to ambulance en route was four minutes and 41 seconds. More than 3,500 volunteer hours were tallied last year.
Wade said things have been fairly quiet for 2018 so far.
“This year we have responded to a rollover accident with two patients and transported a patient to Port Angeles,” he said.
Wade also shared that EMT classes were currently taking place and will continue in the future as well as “Stop the Bleed” classes.
“We are also training with other agencies and helping with the CERT training as well,” Wade said.
If you are feeling artsy, the Forks Ambulance needs your skills. Designs will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 25. The final design will be applied as a vinyl wrap. For more information or questions contact Wade at 360-374-6271, Ext 151 or by email: [email protected]