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Marion County EMS celebrates
new state-of-the-art ambulance

From the June 21, 2017 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Marion County EMS Director Mark DeJong was excited to show off the county's new ambulance when County Commissioners gathered for their recent meeting. It was been in service for several weeks now and he says it is a big improvement.
   It is a 2017 Chevrolet that was purchased from Custom Works in Woodburry at a cost of $127,753 (from sales tax revenue that was previously budgeted for a new ambulance).
   The Marion County Hospital Authority also pitched in around $42,000 to purchase and install a power cot/power load system, which DeJong said is a very nice addition to the ambulance.
   DeJong demonstrated how the power ... The rest of the story.