NORWICH – At Tuesday night’s City of Norwich Joint Committee meeting, the Fire Department requested to purchase a new ambulance for the fleet.
Fire Chief Jan Papelino said that ambulance 2392 has been having issues for several months and they have decided it needs to be replaced after the vehicle died while on a call on Monday night.
For the ambulance to continue to run it is in need of at least two repairs, costing about $1,100.
Papelino said that the repairs would require working around the transmission of the vehicle, which could lead to needing more repairs not too far down the road.
"We do have to money to replace [the ambulance]. It's in the equipment reserves account for ambulances," said Papelino. "If we get a new rig we're still going to be using 2393 for at least another two months."