The Sandwich Fire Department has a new ambulance that will be stationed at the East Sandwich fire station.

The ambulance went into service on Thursday, August 15 at Station 2 on Route 6A.

Town Meeting voters approved the purchase of the vehicle in 2018. Chief John J. Burke said that the ambulance cost $260,000.

With the addition of the new ambulance, the department has four of the vehicles in service. Chief Burke said the department actually owns five ambulances, but that fifth ambulance has been loaned out to the Mashpee Fire Department after one of its ambulances was involved in a crash on Route 151 last week.

Once Sandwich gets that vehicle back, Chief Burke said that he will make a decision as to whether the department will keep the fifth ambulance.

As with all of the department’s vehicles, the new ambulance will be decorated with a school mascot decal of the Blue Knight. Chief Burke said that they have had to order more decals, but that one will be put on once they come in.

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