Section: Simon Corbell, MLA | Media Releases
Three new intensive care ambulance vehicles are ready to hit the road in the ACT, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell said today.
Mr Corbell made the comments while handing over keys to the new vehicles which will replace three of the older vehicles in the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) fleet.
"It is great to see another group of new vehicles commissioned for service in the ACT community that include state-of-the-art equipment hit the ACT's roads," Mr Corbell said.
"These intensive care vehicles will ensure that our front line ambulance professionals continue to have access to vehicles representing the highest standards of occupant safety and equipment."
The new emergency Intensive Care ambulance vehicles have a range of impressive features including:
The three intensive care ambulance vehicles have replaced others in the ACTAS fleet that are near the end of their operational use.
Mr Corbell said these vehicles come at an important time of growth for the ACTAS, following the announcement in the most recent budget for funding for additional vehicles and intensive care paramedics.
"The ACT Labor Government has pledged $21.1 million to deliver 30 new ambulance officers and five ambulances over the next four years," Mr Corbell said.
"The ACT Government has provided capital funding of $585,000 to purchase these three vehicles at $195,000 each, which bring the total number of new ambulance vehicles provided to ACTAS in the past six years to 24 at a cost of approximately four million dollars," Mr Corbell said.
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