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FM Fire Department to upgrade ambulance

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Flower Mound town officials recently approved the purchase of a new, updated ambulance to its fleet.

In addition to their responsibility of fire suppression and prevention, the Flower Mound Fire Department has operated an ambulance service since 1987.

As of mid-December, three ambulances are in service at all times, with one older rig on reserve which is often used for medical standby at events or when the other three medics are in use.

At a recent Town Council meeting, funding was approved to purchase a new, updated ambulance that will allow the department to use one of the three current rigs as a standby unit.

The typical life of an ambulance is around five years, but as technology changes and new, lifesaving equipment becomes available, it’s important to stay ahead of the game, officials said.

The new ambulance will be in service by August 2015.

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