City of Ashland Donates Ambulance to Sister City Guanajuato
Firefighters from Guanajuato, Ashland’s sister city, will drive an ambulance to Mexico after attending other training this week in Ashland. The 1993 Ford ambulance has been in service more than 20 years with Ashland Fire & Rescue. The donation will be used for public safety responses by the Guanajuato Fire Department and will enhance their emergency response capabilities.
Originally placed in service as a first responding ambulance at Ashland Fire & Rescue, it has also served as a reserve ambulance and in 2010 was converted to the Ashland CERT vehicle. Ashland Fire & Rescue ambulances provide advanced life support services staffed with firefighter/paramedics. The ambulance service area covers southern Jackson County from the south side of Talent to the California border, east to the Klamath County line and west into the watershed.
Established in 1887, Ashland Fire & Rescue provides twenty-four-hour service and responds to over 3,900 calls each year in an area that exceeds 650 square miles.