The Nashville Fire Department has increased its fleet by adding new ambulances to the department.
Mayor Megan Barry joined the department at the Music City Center Wednesday to help christen three new ambulances.
The new Braun "Super Chief" ambulances cost about $290,000 each.
They featured advanced technology and will complement seven other ambulances the department received earlier this year.
Officials said the upgrades allow firefighters and first responders to better serve a growing city.
Nashville, being the ‘it’ city, we have several thousand people that are moving into this city each year, and also we've got an aging population. So as these two numbers combine we are going to see more and more need for professional, and what I would like to consider the best EMS service in the world,” said Ricky White with the Nashville Fire Department.
The new ambulances were expected to go into service as early as this week.