Westporters know, admire — and, after needing one, really, really respect — our Volunteer Emergency Medical Services’ ambulances.
But — let’s face it — an ambulance is not always what the doctor ordered.
Coming soon: a WVEMS UTV.
The 4-wheel drive John Deere heavy industrial unit is custom-made for military and emergency services. It goes places a normal ambulance can’t — woods and the beach, for example.
Its smaller size makes it ideal for getting patients to bigger ambulances too, in crowded situations like the July 4th fireworks and Minute Man Race, or when trees are down after blizzards or hurricanes.
Residents will see the UTV soon. It’s being outfitted now with a few final items — including the official WVEMS logo.
Its purchase was made possible by the Westport Young Woman’s League — big kudos to them!
Which is a great reminder: All WVEMS equipment comes thanks to the generosity of Westport residents.
New ambulances — the bigger, non-UTV ones — will be needed soon. To donate, click here.