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City of Hudson to purchase three new plow trucks to supplement snow removal fleet

Hudson– Council unanimously voted Jan. 19 to spend $272,000 with Valley Freightliner Trucks of Cleveland for three replacement snow plow trucks. “We will be changing a 2004 tandem axle truck and 2 2006 single axle trucks,” according to City Communications Supervisor Jody Roberts. Council likewise offered City Supervisor Jane Howington the go-ahead to invest $234,842 with Henderson Truck Equipment in Bucyrus for the purchase and setup of snow removal devices which will be set up on the 3 trucks. The funds for the purchases were accepted by Council’s 2016 budget, which ended up being effective on Jan. 1, according to Roberts. “Usually, plow trucks take 9 months to be provided,” Roberts stated. “These new automobiles will be put into service much later on this year.” The city is divided into 14 snow rake paths, according to Roberts. “We have 14 rake trucks to cover these routes,” she stated. “This permits us to clear roadways in three to 4 hours depending on the amount of snow and ice.” According to Roberts, city employees 350 lanes miles to clear, if each street is cleared once, which is “longer than driving from here to Columbus and back.” The funds will come from the Fleet Replacement Fund, which is part of the basic fund. “We prepare ahead for replacements based upon a routine schedule,” Roberts stated. Email: Phone: 330-541-9435 Twitter: @Trog_RPC …
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New ambulance is contributed to Tallmadge fleet

Tallmadge– Fire Chief Mike Passarelli revealed a new ambulance on Jan. 11 to replace the primary ambulance at Fire Station 1. The brand-new ambulance costs $179,480 and has a power loading system so paramedics do not have to raise the client into the ambulance, he stated. Tallmadge Fire and EMS have two packing systems, and this one will make 3. “It has the ability to load the client without needing to pick him up,” Passarelli stated. Motorized cots raise and lower a client, and the system picks up the legs and presses the cot into the back of the ambulance, locking it in location for the safety of the client. The new ambulance has a 2015 chassis in the huge van series for a smoother trip and more room in the front, he stated. It will make use of routine gas rather of diesel. The majority of Tallmadge ambulances are kept for 80,000 miles or 10 years, and the old ambulance, which is 15 years old and has 80,000 miles, will function as a reserve piece for 5 years. “We’re in the process of installing electronic tablets for our encounter all medical systems and the command vehicle,” Passarelli said. “It gives us the ability to compose a report on a tablet and off-load it to the emergency room.” Eventually medics will be able to talk with the healthcare facilities directly in addition to receive information from dispatch directly, Passarelli stated. Currently they have a map program that gives the call, address and best route to the location. Anybody driving behind an ambulance will see more reflective material with a diamond-shaped pattern reflecting light back from the vehicle. The motorist won’t have to rely solely on mirrors with the addition of an electronic camera on the back of the ambulance, he stated. “When we’re backing up, we have a field of view behind the automobile the motorist can see,” Passarelli said. “He does not have to rely only on mirrors. He has a photo.” All four ambulances have 12 lead heart monitors which can communicate details directly to the hospital. “In actual time we are giving the health center what the 12 lead …
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