New ambulance to serve Marshfield; Fire engine to be ready by October
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – In Marshfield, Chief Scott Owen from Marshfield Fire and Rescue says their long-awaited new ambulance has arrived and should be serving residents within a week.
“We got our ambulance in, and it’s in the process of being stocked,” Owen said. “Radios get installed and all of that good stuff, and we’re hoping the new ambulance is able to get placed into service next week sometime.”
Adding a fifth vehicle to the city’s fleet is vital to reducing critical wait times, according to the chief, and the new Type I ambulance is the department’s first heavy-duty, four-wheel drive unit, which Owen says can be key to saving-lives during Wisconsin snowstorms.
Marshfield Fire and Rescue will soon have new No. 3 fire engine. “It’s being built right now,” Owen said. “We go over on Oct. 2 for our final inspection, just to make sure that it has everything that we’ve specified for it and that it’s ready to go sometime in October.”
That new engine’s being built in Appleton, and replaces the department’s current No. 3 engine, which has been in service to the community since 1985.
The purchase of both vehicles was approved by city leaders in 2018.