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Dougherty County will get new safety vehicles

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February 11, 2008

Albany -- Dougherty County EMS is getting two new ambulances to add to its fleet.

The Dougherty County Commission approved two 2008 Ford F-350 ambulances and will replace two older models they currently use.

Dougherty E-M-S make about 50 calls each day.

Two of the county's ambulances get replaced every year because of the constant wear and tear.

This will cost the county almost $189,000.

"When somebody has an emergency, they want to depend on a truck that is going to get there and get them to the hospital as quickly as possible. We don't need any maintenance problems or break downs when somebody is having a medical emergency," said EMS Director, Bobby Tripp.

Dougherty County Police will also receive three new cruisers. That will cost the county just over $62,000.

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