The recently delivered unit is a state of the art emergency vehicle featuring the most up to date safety features in the patient care area including Horton Occupant Protection System supplemental restraint airbags, rounded edge and corner padded protection, four point seatbelt harnesses, and a Stryker Power-LOAD cot retention system that also assists in loading and unloading the stretcher aiding in EMS provider back injury prevention. These features ensure increased patient and provider safety. “The addition of Ambulance 606 demonstrates the continued investment in public safety, one of the County’s top priority areas” remarked County Administrator John A. Budesky. “The County plans to continue investing in both the capital and operational or personnel side of Goochland County Fire-Rescue.”
The vehicle is the department’s first 4-wheel drive ambulance also equipped with a Horton i4G electrical system with LED lighting, Liquid Spring suspension for ride comfort and vehicle stability, and a new Cool Tech II enhanced 100,000 BTU heating and cooling system. Horton Emergency Vehicles is a leader in the ambulance industry; the department purchased its first Horton Ambulance in 1978 and several others over the years. The addition of this unit continues the County’s commitment to providing quality vehicles while promoting excellence in patient care and safe patient transport.
Based at Fire Station (Company) 6 – Hadensville (4810 Three Chopt Rd., Louisa, VA 23093), the new ambulance replaces a 2009 vehicle that has over 260K miles. The department currently maintains a fleet of ten ambulances assigned to the six Fire-Rescue stations. “Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services is grateful for the continued support from our citizens, the Board of Supervisors and County Leaders” remarked Interim Chief Eddie Ferguson, Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services. Everyone is invited to visit Company 6 and see the new ambulance!