Shenandoah County awarded ambulance grant

Daily staff report

The state has awarded the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue a $152,867 grant to be used for buying a new ambulance.

The new ambulance will replace a 2000 model that has been staffed by county career personnel, according to a department news release. The ambulance has been used to supplement emergency responses among volunteer departments.

The ambulance designated for replacement will be traded in to help reduce the cost of the new vehicle, department officials said.

The grant was awarded by the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund overseen by the Office of Emergency Services in the Virginia Department of Health.

The department bought a new ambulance in 2012 with a grant from the same fund. The newly purchased ambulance has been assigned to the Toms Brook Fire Department.