Originally published in Castine Patriot, March 15, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, March 15, 2018
Municipally yours: PAC welcomes new vehicle
Matt Carpenter, left, and Greg Bullard of the Peninsula Ambulance Corps finish washing the new ambulance, which was delivered to the organization on March 9.
by Monique Labbe
A 2018 Ford ambulance has found a home with the Peninsula Ambulance Corps.
The ambulance was delivered to the garage on March 9, according to board member Cass Migel, with a price tag of $171,412.
The vehicle was purchased exclusively with money given by area towns during their town meetings, according to manager Geoff Miller. This is the first time an ambulance has been entirely funded by municipal funds, he said.
The ambulance was purchased from Sugarloaf Ambulance/Rescue Vehicles in Wilton and was built by New Jersey company PL Custom Body and Equipment.
With the addition of the new ambulance, Peninsula Ambulance Corps now has two in operation and one in storage, which can be rotated into the fleet if one of the regularly operating vehicles is in for maintenance. The equipment from the interior of the ambulance in storage, including the lift for the gurney, was transferred to the back of the new ambulance.