Fernandina Rescue Practically Steals Illinois Medical Vehicle

The City of Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue Department did their research and got a steal of a deal on an older model medical vehicle found in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and the NEW emergency unit is now ready to go to work.

Fernandina Beach Gets a New Rescue Unit

Fernandina Beach Gets a New Rescue Unit

The City of Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue Department did their research and got a steal of a deal on an older model medical vehicle found in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and the new emergency unit is now ready to go to work.

According to a press release, “On September 10, 2009, the City of Fernandina Beach Fire-Rescue Department took delivery of a new Emergency Medical Rescue vehicle. The combined creative efforts of several City departments made it possible to acquire this much needed asset during the current economic circumstances and an extremely tight fiscal year. The City’s Fleet Maintenance, Fire-Rescue, Finance Department, and City Manager’s Office worked cooperatively to buy the 1999 International 4700 through an on-line auction, Govdeals.com, from the Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, for $14,000. Upon notification that the City was the successful bidder, Fleet Manager Jeremiah Glisson flew up to Hoffman Estates and drove the vehicle back to Fernandina Beach. After a few minor repairs, alterations and striping for $6,000, the Emergency Medical Rescue unit is ready for duty. This unit will compliment the City’s other Advanced Life Support vehicle which is a 2007 International and was purchased for $185,000.

Glisson was pleased with the condition of the truck and stated that, “used rescue units with this specification sell for close to $25,000. The truck, which only has 65,000 miles, was purchased to replace a 1999 F-350 with nearly 200,000 miles”. The acquisition and restoration of this EMS unit was completed at a small fraction of the cost of a new unit because of the ingenuity, creativity, and hard work of the Fleet Maintenance Department and several fire fighters that spent many hours preparing the vehicle for service. Glisson noted, ‚”We feel good about the unconventional purchase because we were able to find a way to enhance service levels at a deeply discounted price.”

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3 Comments

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  2. tommylee

    Three cheers for Glisson for being frugal and saving the city a substantial amount of money…..An other proof that the internet has become THE means of doing business these days.

  3. tommylee

    Three cheers for Glisson for being frugal and saving the city a substantial amount of money…..An other proof that the internet has become THE means of doing business these days.

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