Region donating pair of used vehicles to Halton branch of St. John Ambulance

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Published March 23, 2023 at 10:42 am

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A pair of used ambulances will receive a new lease on life after being donated to the Halton Region branch of St. John Ambulance.

After paramedic vehicles in Halton reach the end of their useful life cycle, they’re either donated to charitable organizations or sold at auction.

In the past, in addition to St. John Ambulance, vehicles have also been donated to various charities for use in Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, South Sudan, Ukraine, and First Nations Communities in Northern Ontario.

St. John Ambulance is a worldwide, non-profit, non-denominational charitable organization, whose mandate is the dedication to the service of others. Annually, St. John Ambulance members volunteer hundreds of hours at numerous events.

Each year an average of four Paramedic Services vehicles that have completed their useful life cycle within the Region are disposed of. These vehicles average five years of age and have typically travelled between 225,000 and 275,000 kilometers.

Since 2000, when Halton Region assumed responsibility for the direct delivery of paramedic services, Halton Region has donated ambulances to each of the local St. John Ambulance Brigades.

These vehicles will be used to support the St. John Ambulance medical responder program at community events throughout Halton Region.

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