New vehicle delivered
AMBULANCE services in Gatton received a boost last week with the handover of a new ambulance vehicle worth $180,000.
Emergency Services Minister, Neil Roberts said the new Mercedes 319 would be a welcome addition to the ambulance services in the community.
“The delivery of this new vehicle reaffirms the Bligh Government's commitment to supporting our hardworking men and women in the Queensland Ambulance Service,” Mr Roberts said.
“The vehicle will replace an existing vehicle and forms part of a four vehicle fleet at Gatton.
“The replacement Mercedes comes fully fitted with the technology and equipment our ambulance officers need to be able to attend to the emergency medical needs of the community.”
Mr Roberts said the new vehicle would help the 11 ambulance officers working out of the Gatton facility continue to keep residents safe.
“Local ambulance officers do a great job in ensuring community safety, and it's important they have the necessary tools to continue that good work,” he said.
“Gatton was severely affected by the recent floods which had an impact on so many communities across the State.
“It's a testament to the dedication and professionalism of local paramedics that local services continued to be delivered to a high level during this period.”