County Purchases New Ambulance for Lindrith/Llaves Area


The Rio Arriba County Emergency Preparedness Department has recently purchased a new ambulance, which will be serving the Lindrith/Llaves area.  The new 2012 Braun Liberty Dodge 4x4 two-door was purchased through the Emergency Management Sales tax monies, specifically set aside for  EMS, for the amount of $161,685.00.  

“Keeping our equipment updated is essential to our job,” said Mateo DeVargas, Emergency Preparedness Manager. “This purchase will assist us in being effective, as well as more prepared and able to better serve the citizens of the community.”  DeVargas also added that having a vehicle that is four-wheel-drive will assist EMS in responding to areas that get muddy during the winter months, which is ideal for the specific area served.

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-Erika L. Martinez, November 2011