Lancaster Emergency Services gets new vehicle

Crews from the Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad and Kilmarnock-Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad will benefit from this new Advanced Life Support vehicle. Above from left are Pam Walker, Jaime Townsend, Loryn Townsend, Heather Brown, interim chief of emergency services Matt Smith, Daniel Pugh and Darrin Clegg. Photo by Madison White Franks

by Madison White Franks

Lancaster County Emergency Services recently placed a new Advanced Life Support vehicle into service.

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe was assigned the call sign ALS-1. It replaces a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe that passed its service life as an emergency vehicle, said interim chief of emergency services Matt Smith.

“The 2012 Tahoe served the community well, but began having multiple mechanical and electrical issues that made it unreliable to serve as an emergency vehicle,” he said.

The new ALS-1 was purchased and built by….


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