Photo Note: From L to R: Gary Behnke, VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists, Chief Ernie Troiano III, Dave DiGangi, VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists, Deputy Chief Daniel Dunn, and Commissioner of Public Safety Steve Mikulski.
November 11, 2022
WILDWOOD, NJ – The Wildwood City Fire Department has taken delivery of a new 2022 Ford F-550 Horton Ambulance. This ambulance was purchased utilizing nearly $243,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act funding. Through this funding, the purchase of the new ambulance cost the taxpayers of the city nothing.
The new ambulance is one of four that the department utilizes to proudly serve our residents and visitors and has many modern safety features that make the vehicle safer for both firefighters and patients alike. It replaces a 2014 ambulance that had previously been rechassised and had high mileage.
Each year, the WFD responds to well over 4,000 fire and emergency medical calls. The Wildwood City Fire Department always thanks City Commissioners for their continued support of the department, but it is this entire community who thanks them for their service and continual commitment to improving the department while being fiscally conscientious. This is just one of numerous grants that the Wildwood City Fire Department has secured to acquire or replace equipment that either cost taxpayers nothing or greatly minimized costs.
The new ambulance was purchased through VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists in Berlin, NJ. Together, the Wildwood City Fire Department and community thank VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists for their quality work, attention to detail, and amazing customer service.
The vehicle is anticipated to be placed in service within the next month, once it is inspected for approval by the State of New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services.