Ambulance runs are about 70% of our calls for service. The Whitefish Fire Department often runs simultaneous ambulance calls with our four-member, on-duty staff.
Medic 221 - 2018 Dodge Northstar
Our first due - the newest ambulance, used for most of the calls.
Medic 222 - 2013 Dodge Braun
Our second due, used for second calls or when the first is out for service or repair.
Medic 223 - 2009 Ford F450
This is our reserve unit that used to fill in as the second due when either of the newer vehicles are in service. This ambulance also handles patients that may have highly contagious conditions, like Ebola or COVID-19.
Our ambulance replacement plan calls for:
First due to be one to three years old, then moved to second due.
Second due to be four to six years old, then moved to reserve.
Reserve to be seven to nine years old, then sold before the unit is ten years old and prior to reaching 100,000 miles for the best resale value.
Our current fleet consists of a 2018, 2013, and a 2009. We do have a new ambulance in our FY21 budget with possible delivery in 2022.