|Ambulance 498 placed out of service for the last time...|
|By Ridge VRS|
|March 13, 2019|
The Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad placed Ambulance 498 out of service for the last time on the evening of March 12th, 2019. Ambulance 498 has served the citizens of St. Mary's County for 18 years. It was purchased in 2001 after losing it predecessor to the fire that destroyed our building. It was manufactured by MedTecPierce on a 2001 Ford E-450 cutaway van.
It is being replaced by a Horton ambulance built on a 2019 F-550 chassis. Two members of our department are traveling to the Horton factory on March 14th, 2019 to inspect the new ambulance and bring it back to Maryland. It will need to have a few more items installed at our dealership before final delivery to the Ridge VRS later this month.