Metro Unveils 3 New Ambulances

Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 12:57:37-05

Metro officials unveiled three new ambulances at Music City Center.

The event took place at 10 a.m. Wednesday with many government officials present, including Mayor Megan Barry.

She was joined by those with the Nashville Fire Department to unveil the three new Braun "Super Chief" ambulances.

Each ambulance cost about $290,000 and came in addition to the seven new ambulances Metro introduced earlier in 2015.

Authorities said the ten new ambulances, along with 13 new fire engines, were made possible through a $6.5 million capital appropriation by Metro’s government. It was done to replace aging vehicles.

Officials said more than 100,000 emergency calls have been handled each year by the fire department, and around 80 percent have been medical emergencies.

"We cannot understate the importance of our emergency medical services as Nashville both grows and ages," said Fire Chief Rick White. "These three new ambulances will help us in our mission to grow alongside the city while continuing to meet our high standards of care."

The three new ambulances have been assigned to Station 6 on Haywood Lane, State 12 on Polk Avenue, and Station 38 on Larkins Spring Road. Officials said they would be in service within a week.