The Paullina Ambulance Service has a new set of wheels and recently put it to use for its first patient transport in the southern O’Brien County community.
Service director and emergency medical technician Lauri Struve completed that transport Sunday night.
“It feels pretty good. It’s different,” said Struve, who added the previous vehicle predated her 11-year tenure serving on the emergency medical services organization.
The EMS team purchased the used vehicle from the Granville Fire and EMS Association and switched it into service in early July.
“It’s not a brand-new ambulance, but it’s new to us,” Struve said.
The new ride was supposed to transfer ownership from Granville EMS to Paullina Ambulance in December. However, there was a delay stemming from Granville buying a used ambulance from Moville, a city which in turn was waiting for its new ambulance to arrive.