Excerpts from wcia.com:

Some ambulance providers feel their vehicles need critical improvements, but a national shortage is putting up a roadblock. 

The Champaign County Fire Chiefs Association (CCFCA) reached out to state leaders for help. In a letter to Sen. Tammy Duckworth, they said their equipment needs microchips to function and are concerned about the lack of them available for emergency vehicles. In the letter they asked for leaders to put pressure on microchip manufacturers to create a better priority for emergency vehicles. 

Many Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) vehicles have 150,000 – 250,000 miles on them. Many Arrow Ambulance units are approaching 300,000 miles. 

The problem will only get worse if they can’t receive new parts or new vehicles soon. The microchip shortage is of course affecting more than just ambulances. 

thanks Martin