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New ambulances for Chicago (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Mayoral challenger Paul Vallas went to city hall Tuesday to talk about his plan for increasing the number of ambulances deployed by the Chicago Fire Department, only to see Mayor Rahm Emanuel preemptively announce he’s adding more ambulances to the street.

About 45 minutes before Vallas’ scheduled news conference to criticize Emanuel’s handling of emergency medical services, the Emanuel administration sent out a news release announcing the fire department would be getting five new ambulances, and that fire officials would hold their own event to discuss the additions Tuesday afternoon.

If elected, Vallas said, he would move to add another 20 ambulances to the fleet by the end of his first term, to bring the total number to 100. The cost for the new vehicles would be about $50 million, which he said could be covered in large part by more efficiently billing insurance companies for emergency medical services and monetizing the larger ambulance fleet by getting private events such as music festivals to pay to have fire department paramedics on hand.

Vallas also said he would create a separate bureau for paramedics within the fire department, headed by a director with commissioner-like powers. He did not think he would need to reduce the number of firefighters on engines and ladder trucks in order to increase the number of paramedics to staff the additional ambulances he would purchase.

He suggested Emanuel has been punishing paramedics because their union backed Jesus Garcia in the 2015 election.

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New ambulances for Chicago

It’s official go in service tomorrow morning

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New ambulances for Chicago (more)

Assignments for the new CFD ambulances

New CFD ambulance assignments

New CFD ambulance assignments

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New ambulances for Chicago (more)

As seen around the Chicago FD radio shops – more  new ambulances for Chicago – Ambulance 20 and Ambulance 34

Chicago FD Ambulance 20

Chicago FD Ambulance 20

Chicago FD Ambulance 34

Chicago FD Ambulance 34

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New ambulances for Chicago (more)

This from Eric Biel:

I know there have been a few posts tracking the delivery of the new Chicago ambulances on the Ram 3500 chassis. The first of these appear to now be in service – Ambulance 31 is shop # C-252. 
 
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Eric Biel
Chicago FD Ambulance 31 Ram 3500 chassis

Ambulance 31 is shop # C-252. Eric Biel photo

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New ambulances for Chicago (more)

New CFD ambulances

New Chicago Fire Department ambulances

New Chicago Fire Department ambulances.

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New ambulances for Chicago (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

In addition to the pictures that have already been posted online of Ambulance 36 and  Ambulance 20.  At the manufacturer built on a Dodge chassis these pulled into the truck stop when I was getting gas tonight on my way home

A feature I noticed that I haven’t seen on previous ambulances was the red and neon green checkerboarding stripe down the bottom of the box
 
AMB 6 FDC-261
 
AMB 12 FDC-259
Chicago FD Ambulance 6

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Chicago FD Ambulance 12

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Chicago FD Ambulance 6

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Chicago FD Ambulance 12

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Chicago FD Ambulance 12

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New ambulances for Chicago

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Chicago FD Ambulance 34

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New ambulances for Chicago

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