The Pulaski County Commissioners approved a quote for a new ambulance during their meeting on Monday night.
EMS officials announced last week that the ambulance damaged from a February fire and subsequently repaired did not pass state inspection so it was totaled by the insurance company.
During this week’s meeting, EMS Director Nikki Lowry presented the commissioners with four quotes for a new ambulance. They approved a quote from Arrow in the amount of $130,700. Since the insurance company totaled the truck, an $82,000 settlement will go toward the purchase of a new ambulance.
Lowry told WKVI News that she will go before the Pulaski County Council on Sept. 8 to request an additional appropriation for the remaining amount of $48,700 to purchase the new ambulance. If the purchase is approved, the county will receive a fully outfitted ambulance 21 days after the sale is complete.
The addition of this truck will put the county’s ambulance service back up to full strength with four trucks.