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SCAT Gets New Ambulance

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Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Community Ambulance Team — known as SCAT in Sheldon — has recently taken possession on a new ambulance and put it into service.

Cindy Freeman, on the ambulance team, tells us a little about the new unit.

She says the city budget makes sure that they have the money to purchase a new unit when they need one.

According to Freeman, SCAT always has two ambulances, and the old “SCAT 1” was traded in for this new ambulance, and has become the new “SCAT 1”. Next time they get a new ambulance, it will replace “SCAT 2” and take its number.

She says, as you might expect — safety is very important to the ambulance crew, and this new ambulance has some great safety features.

She says they’re excited about the new unit.

The new ambulance, which is a Chevy, customized by the LifeLine ambulance company, runs on a different fuel, says Freeman.

She says she assumes the reason it uses gasoline is because diesel is becoming more expensive.

Freeman says the ambulance had its first call shortly after it came to town.

She says the SCAT members are glad to get the new ambulance in service.

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