The Scotland County Ambulance District recently unveiled its newest vehicle. Pictured with the new ambulance are (L to R) Dwight DeRosear, Hospital Board of Director; Randy Tobler, MD, Hospital CEO; Jason Groeller, EMS Staff; Brian Pollard, EMS Supervisor; and Devin Mauck, Zach Miller, and Erick Byrn, EMS Staff.

The Scotland County Ambulance District recently unveiled its newest vehicle. Pictured with the new ambulance are (L to R) Dwight DeRosear, Hospital Board of Director; Randy Tobler, MD, Hospital CEO; Jason Groeller, EMS Staff; Brian Pollard, EMS Supervisor; and Devin Mauck, Zach Miller, and Erick Byrn, EMS Staff.

The Scotland County Ambulance District recently took ownership of a new 2016 Ford F450 chassis ambulance truck. This new ambulance is American made in Sumner, IA, and this marks the first time the county will have a 4-wheel-drive ambulance.

The new ambulance is equipped with a ‘power load’ which is a lift in the truck that takes the cot from the ground up into the truck, making the transfer safer for the EMS staff and the patient. The new ambulance has all current safety features meeting or exceeding state regulations including a power load system.

The new ambulance was funded through a portion of tax revenue that is allocated yearly to provide for the purchase of equipment for the EMS Department along with funding from the Scotland County Hospital.