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OSCEOLA COUNTY — Osceola County Emergency Medical Services will add another ambulance to its fleet come early summer, following a unanimous vote by the county's board of commissioners at a meeting on Jan. 21.
The total cost for the ambulance is about $167,300, which includes delivery from where it is located in Florida. About $30,000 will come from the EMS department's budget and approximately $135,000 will come from insurance funds stemming from a Dec. 11 accident involving an Osceola County EMS ambulance and passenger vehicle. Osceola County EMS Director Jeremy Beebe said the incident took place during a return transfer journey from Munson in Traverse City when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction lost control and caused a collision. There was no passenger inside the ambulance and no one involved in the accident was injured, he added.