On October 18-19th Chief Kathy Harasek, Assistant Chief Byron Andrews and Chief Engineer Don Fruedenthal traveled to the Horton Plant in Columbus, OH to conduct the final inspection of the 9th ambulance that will be added to the fleet of Sterling Rescue. The addition of this ambulance is significant. It acknowledges that Sterling Rescue continues to grow in its service to the community. The 9th ambulance was approved by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue System Chief Johnson and purchased through the County’s CIP (Capital Improvement Program). The addition of the 9th ambulance will allow Sterling Rescue to continue to provide outstanding service to the community using reliable products that enhance the safety of patients and SVRS members.
The new ambulance is a 2022 Freightliner M2 with a Horton Box built to SVRS specifications. Features of this vehicle include airbag and rollover protection in the patient compartment and a Stryker powerload system.
We’ll provide more updates as we get closer to the date of this unit’s arrival in Sterling!