The Pulaski County EMS staff members are looking for a new ambulance as the refurbished ambulance can not be certified.
The ambulance was damaged in a fire at Wagner Performance Diesel Repair near Star City on Feb. 7. In the last meeting of the Pulaski County Commissioners, it was reported by the county’s insurance agency that Wagner’s insurance company has accepted responsibility for the fire.
During the commissioners meeting on Monday night, Brandon DeLorenzo from Pulaski County EMS said that the ambulance was “red tagged” and not certifiable by the state which means it cannot transport patients. It has been totaled by the insurance company.
The commissioners will be approaching the county council for an additional appropriation for a new truck. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley will be researching the statues to see if quotes or bids will need to be taken. In previous discussions, a replacement ambulance was estimated to cost between $150,000 to $160,000.
The commissioners are anxious to get an ambulance in service to meet the needs of the citizens of the county.