City of Charleston to purchase four new ambulances

The City of Charleston will purchase four new 2020 Chevrolet K3500 4x4 Frontline Ambulances for the Charleston Fire Department. The measure was passed during the December 2 Charleston City Council Meeting. These ambulances will be replacing four ambulances that were scheduled to be remounted in 2018 and 2019.  


“These top-of-the-line 2020 model year ambulances will deliver swift and safe critical emergency services to our community members,” said City Manager Jonathan Storage. “The ambulances will permit our Fire Department EMTs to continue their record of excellence as they respond to approximately 2,800 calls per year per ambulance in the Capital City.”


“The purchase of these four ambulances provides a great benefit to the Charleston Fire Department,” said

Chief Jeffrey Jackson. “This will allow us to replace ambulances that are nearing the end of their service

life and more importantly, provide the citizens of Charleston with quality and reliable service.”


The bid price of each ambulance, with the needed add-ons, is $111,249.00 – for a total purchase price of $444,996.00. The new ambulances will be located at Station 1 on Morris Street, Station 3 on Oakwood Road, Station 6 on MacCorkle Avenue and Station 7 on Cora Street.