Ambulance 75

75 • 1972 Oldsmobile

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A 1972 Oldsmobile launched emergency medical services to West Peorians in 1975. This photo is from the grand opening of South Side Bank’s West Peoria facility. The ambulance was purchased for $6000. After being damaged in an accident, the Oldsmobile traded in on the new Chevrolet in 1977. 

75 • 1972 Oldsmobile

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75 • 1972 Oldsmobile

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75 • 1977 Chevrolet

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The 1977 Chevrolet Ambulance was purchased for a price of $25,000 and was paid for through tax money, trading in the old ambulance and insurance money as well as funds from memorial contributions and fundraisers. The new ambu- lance was a “box-style” on a heavy duty truck chassis. The design allowed for greater work space 

75 • 1977 Chevrolet

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75 • 1977 Chevrolet

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75 • 1987 Ford

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The ambulance received a face-lift in 1987, with the truck portion being replaced with a 1987 Ford Diesel chassis and the box portion refurbished to save taxpayers money. The newly re rbished ambulance cost $31,700. 

75 • 1987 Ford

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75 • 1987 Ford

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1997 Ford Medtec

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A 1997 Ford Medtec ambulance arrived in May of 1997 to replace the 1987 unit. The new am- bulance is more ef cient layout for emergency medical tec hnicians to deliver the upmost care. Additionally, the more space is available to ac- commodate the advances in life-saving equip- ment. The ambulance cost $90,000 and was paid for through memorials, donations, fundraisers and taxes. The sales price of the old ambulance also offset the purchase price. 

1997 Ford Medtec

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1997 Ford Medtec

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