September 30, 2015–Centre LifeLink replaced an old ambulance in its fleet with a new one, with the funds raised from the 2015 Membership Drive. The 2015 Horton Type III Model 553-C Ambulance on a Ford E-450 super-duty chassis replaced a 2003 Horton Type III that was rechassised in 2008. The old ambulance had travelled 167,700 miles and was still in good condition, but was no longer reliable for everyday emergency ambulance service.
Features in the new unit include:
Horton’s exclusive occupant protection system (HOPS) for maximum safety for our staff and our patients.
Intelliplex i4G Electrical system
The new ambulance was $181,177, and Centre LifeLink was able to make this purchase thanks to its 2015 members. Funds raised from the annual membership campaign are designated to make capital purchases, this year’s purchase being a new ambulance.
Centre LifeLink will be donating the old ambulance to the State College Police Department. “The State College Police Department responds and offers assistance to Centre LifeLink EMS on a majority of our emergency calls, and we are very grateful for their help,” says Scott Rawson, Executive Director for Centre LifeLink EMS.
The Police Department will be using the donated ambulance for numerous functions including for transporting crime scene and serious crash investigation equipment as well as housing crisis negotiators during a critical incident.