The Louisa County Board of Supervisors agreed on Feb. 6 to foot half the cost of a new ambulance for Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad.
The $270,000 ambulance will replace one of the rescue squad’s existing vehicles, which is due to be phased out. The county will pay for its portion of the cost out of the general fund, County Administrator Christian Goodwin said.
Gary Morris, the rescue squad’s chief, said he was asking the county to provide funding immediately, so the ambulance could be purchased before the price rises.
Louisa County Fire/EMS Chief Keith Greene noted during a budget work session earlier on Feb. 6 that the county normally pays to replace the chassis on ambulances in order to extend the vehicles’ service life. A new chassis had been installed previously on the rescue squad vehicle now slated for replacement.