Snohomish County Fire District 26
IN AN EMEGENCY DIAL 9-1-1
Serving the Communities of
Gold Bar and Index
NEW PARAMEDIC UNITS
District 26 took delivery of two brand new ambulances on April 21st 2015. These units were purchased at a cost of $150,000 a piece from Braun Northwest of Chehalis. These are the first new ambulances purchased by the district in the last 13 years. They are replacing a 1996 ambulance the district purchased new as well as a 2001 ambulance purchased used from the Kirkland Fire Department in 2006.
A committee was formed in 2014 to design a unit that could handle the conditions of operating in the Skykomish Valley. They have many safety improvement over our current units, Some of these include:
•A rear attendant seat with a three point seatbelt
•Access to life saving medications and equipment without the crew having to remove their seatbelts or stand up while the unit is in motion
•Improved outside storage eliminating the need to store contaminated firefighting clothing in the patient area
•LED lighting to improve visibility during responses with the ability to shut off white flashing lights during snowy conditions
•Increased reflective striping for visibility during night time operations especially along Highway 2
Fire District 26 partners with King County Fire District 50 in Skykomish to provide advanced life support from Gold Bar to the top of Stevens Pass. These two units will allow us to provide that service with greater safety and reliability.
In addition, one District 26 unit will be equipped as a bariatric unit. This will allow us to transport patients weighing up to 700 lbs. This eliminates the need for waiting for a special private ambulance that comes from Everett or Seattle which delays our transport times.
The interior was designed for increased safety of the crew and patients in case of an accident
The interior was designed for better access to supplies
while traveling down the road.
The two new units have exterior storage for firefighting gear as well as medical supplies
The units have full LED lighting packages for increased visibility while responding
THE DISTRICT LOOKS FORWARD TO USING THESE NEW UNITS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. WITH THIS INVESTMENT IN FIRST RATE EQUIPMENT THE DISTRICT WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVERY HIGH QUALITY PATIENT CARE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SKYKOMISH VALLEY. STOP BY STATION 54 AT 42013 SR 2 IN GOLDBAR AND TAKE A LOOK.