Ambulances continue to grow larger, more costly


A new ambulance arrived in Superior this week. It represents years of hard work, fund raising, grant writing, cooperation, collaboration and dreaming by City of Superior personnel and members of the emergency squad.

"It is a labor of love," Carrie Lemke, squad captain said as she admiringly inspected the vehicle.

The four-wheeled drive, 2023 Ford F550 diesel Traumahawk is an American Response Vehicle priced at more than $333,000. A patient cot added $56,000, a stair chair $15,000 and supplies another $15,000, for a total cost of approximately $419,000.

Supplies include things like a back board...

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