The previously approved order for a new ambulance was cancelled during the Jan. 9 regular meeting of the Mid-Mo Ambulance District board meeting.
Administrator Lee Kempf originally was under the impression the 2016 chassis that was sold to the district was a 4-wheel drive. But, he found instead it was a 2-wheel drive. This led to the cancellation of the order. A bid from Blake Clifton of American Response Vehicles, Columbia, was presented to the board for a 2018 Ford chassis within the same price range as the 2016 chassis.
A bid from Stryker for a new power cot in the amount of $18,363.90 also was presented to the board. Kempf said when Stryker inspected the cots and made necessary repairs, one cot was discovered to be in such disrepair that the cost to amend the issues would cost as much to replace the cot. All of the cots the district currently owns have out-lived their expected life use. The bid for the new power cot was approved by the board.
Kempf also said the district's old unit 10 truck, a 2007 GMC with over 300,000 miles, will be posted on Craigslist. While the truck will not be listed at any specific price, Kempf said that the district reserves the right to reject offers, but does not expect much in return. He said such a truck generally sells for $1,000-$3,250, considering the mileage and age of the vehicle.
The run statistics for the month of December were as follows:
Tipton — 58 calls with 42 transports
California — 65 calls with 44 transports
Versailles — 176 calls with 111 transports
Total calls district-wide — 299 with 197 transports
Transport rate on patient contact calls — 77 percent