Firefighters have new ambulance


The Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department put a new advanced life support ambulance into service June 13.

The 1994 McCoy-Miller F-350 chassis replaced a 1986 Ford Horton ambulance. The department traded the old ambulance for $18,000 toward the $65,000 McCoy-Miller, said Dave Bettinger, a firefighter and intravenous technician

The new vehicle, which was custom-designed to the station's specifications, features tools that personnel need when answering different kinds of calls, he said.

Mr. Bettinger said half the cost of the new ambulance was covered by donations to the company.


* Mount Airy: Firefighters from the Mount Airy station were dispatched to assist Montgomery County at a house fire in the 7500 block of Planter Lane at 5:10 p.m. Thursday.

* Mount Airy: Mount Airy and Winfield assisted Frederick County with a hazardous-materials incident in Interstate 70 at a weigh station Thursday. Units were dispatched at 11:52 a.m. for nearly three hours.

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