NORWOOD — Chief George Morrice is pleased to announce that the Norwood Fire Department has received a new ambulance.
The department received delivery of the new Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance, a Ford F550 4X4 Horton Type 1, from North Attleboro-based Greenwood Emergency Vehicles in December 2020.
The department is currently waiting for mobile radios to be installed and expects to have the new ambulance in service by the end of January.
The new ambulance features a Stryker power loading system that improves operator and patient safety by supporting the cot throughout the loading and unloading process. The new ambulance is also equipped with a Lucas Chest Compression Device and a LifePak 12 cardiac monitor. The ambulance also features built-in UV disinfecting lights and a positive/negative pressure work area.
Once in service, the ambulance will replace an older ALS ambulance.
“I’d like to thank Town Meeting members for supporting our continued efforts to update the department’s aging fleet,” Chief Morrice said. “This ambulance will be replacing an older Norwood ambulance and will ensure that we continue to have modern and state-of-the-art equipment at our disposal, allowing us to provide the best possible care to our community. We’re looking forward to putting the new ambulance into service soon.”