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A new ambulance takes to the streets in Monti

Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

PHOTO: You won’t be able to miss the new Monticello ambulance. The black and red color scheme was used to help identify it with Monticello, as the schools also use the same colors. Ambulance Director Brian Hahn said it unifies the community.

PHOTO: Inside the new Monticello ambulance, technology has taken hold with monitors on the passenger side for paramedics to use versus getting up to reach behind the patient. The medicine cabinets (backbround) are also operable by a keypad. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
By Kim Brooks, Express Editor

The Monticello Ambulance Service has been running a brand new ambulance on the streets. The red and black ambulance has only been out for about a

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    By Kim Brooks, 

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