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Ambulance board accepts bids for radios

Ambulance board accepts bids for radios

March 20th, 2019 in Local News

In this October 2017 photo, a Mid-Mo ambulance is shown outside the garage at its base in California.

Photo by Kevin Labotka /News Tribune.

Two bids were reviewed and accepted for radios to equip the newest truck in the Mid-Mo Ambulance fleet during the board's regular March 13 meeting.

Administrator Lee Kempf presented the board the bids from Command1, which were a UHF radio bid for $1,513.88 and a bid for the VHF/UHF/800 radio for $6,440.

Both bids were needed, Kempf said, and any new truck the district purchases will need the VHF/UHF/800 radio. A motion was made by Brad Stuedle to accept the bids, and Brenda Lapp seconded the motion. The bids were accepted with a 6-0 vote.

Kempf also told the board the Versailles base had new flooring installed and a new furnace. However, a heat pump was not able to be placed due to the soft ground. Once the moisture dries and the ground hardens, the heat pump will be secured at the base.

Kempf said the Unit 3 fire truck will be listed for sale on Craigslist and the subsequent bids will be opened at the April 11 meeting.

The run stats for the month of February were: Tipton, 50 calls with 36 transports; California, 49 calls with 33 transports; and Versailles, 150 with 107 transports. The district's total calls were 249 with 176 transports for a transport rate of patient contact calls of 80 percent.