CELINA, TX - The City of Celina has a new way to transport victims in their time of need. Mystic Matthews has more.
The Celina Fire Department just took delivery of their brand new ambulance. Now they say they are ready for any problem that could arise.
The ambulance is a 2008 Chevrolet 3500 HD Duramax. So it's basically the biggest they come. These ambulances are outfitted by Frazer, a company out of Houston.
Division Chief Kyle Mills says he and a few guys took a trip down to Houston to pick up the new vehicle.
Mills says the fire department thanks the City Council for making it happen. They approved the $125,000 purchase.
“The cost is pretty significant for a brand new unit. The city council really stepped forward put the medical needs of citizens as priority number one. So we got a brand new unit for the city and a used unit to provide backup for the new unit.”
The Celina Fire Department is also set to receive a $325,000 grant from
FEMA that will allow them to hire three more full-time first responders. Chief says the new hires will help them put the ambulance to full use.