The Mat-Su Borough has 6 new ambulances which will be added to its fleet. The funding comes from both state and Borough funds. Area legislators were thanked by the Mat-Su Borough for their assistance in obtaining the new technology.
The ambulances cost roughly $140,000 each and will be stationed in Houston, Palmer, Sutton, Meadow Lakes and two in the Central Wasilla district.
The ambulances replace older units with high mileage and those with 2 wheel drive.
The fire chief of Meadow Lakes/Big Lake Fire Department, Bill Gamble, said the new state-of-the-art equipment shows support for the on-call responders, most who have other jobs elsewhere.