[singlepic id=340 w=320 h=240 float=left] A new ambulance response vehicle worth around $180,000 has been handed over to staff at the Yarrabah Ambulance Station.

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the new Mercedes 319 would be a welcome addition to ambulance services in the community.

“The delivery of this new vehicle reaffirms the Bligh Government’s commitment to supporting our hardworking men and women in the Queensland Ambulance Service,” Mr Pitt said.

“This ambulance replaces an existing vehicle and is a good investment in local community safety.”

“The replacement Mercedes comes fully equipped with the technology and equipment our ambulance officers need to be able to attend to the emergency medical needs of the community.”

“It will service a wide area including Yarrabah, Back Beach Road and surrounding districts.”

Mr Pitt said the new vehicle would ensure ambulance services are adequately equipped to keep the community safe and respond to emergency incidents.

“These vehicles provide a mobile platform to provide emergency pre-hospital care to sick and injured people – our ambulance workers can do a lot from the back of the van these days,” he said.

“Local ambulance officers do a great job in ensuring community safety, and it’s important they have the necessary tools to continue that good work.

“I hope ambulance officers working in our local community can make good use of this new resource and continue keeping local residents safe and secure.”