COC Ambulance Adds To Fleet

A local volunteer ambulance company has a new ambulance in their fleet thanks to the help of state funding.

State Sen. Joseph Griffo announced he secured $100,000 for the Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which they used to buy a new ambulance. The 2017 Ford Transit Ambulance was manufactured by Demers Ambulances and it was purchased in Syracuse.

“Ensuring that we are prepared to respond in someone’s time of need requires a reliable fleet,” said COCVAC EMS Chief Steve Dziura in a news release. “Last year, COCVAC responded to over 4,000 calls across nine townships in Oneida and Madison counties.”

Dziura said they were able to replace one of their oldest vehicles and also integrate the newest safety standards in the new ambulance.

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