Chickasaw County Supervisors Approve Purchase of Third Ambulance
Since the new public, county-run ambulance service began January 1st, Chickasaw County EMS has been operating with two rigs. That’s about to change.
During their regular meeting Monday, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a third ambulance for just over $200,000. Supervisor Steven Breitbach said getting the rig, with a 2009 model box and 2023 chassis, was the best option available among a limited supply of quality used ambulances.
EMS Director Joel Knutson noted that the remounted chassis is not unusual in the industry.
The purchase of the ambulance will be made using County ARPA funds and was approved by a 5-0 vote. Once it arrives, the new rig is likely to be stationed in Fredericksburg, at least initially, until the EMS department finds a new permanent home to house all three ambulances.
The Board, with Knutson included, went into closed session to discuss the potential sale or purchase of real estate to address that issue, but no decisions were made.