New ambulances blessed at Magic Island

Ambulance

The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services has some brand new equipment to assist in saving lives.

Four new fully-equipped ambulances were blessed Wednesday at Magic Island.

They will replace the ones being used at the Waianae, Nanakuli, Makakilo, and Wahiawa stations.

“I understand that the city’s paramedics and EMTs are constantly responding to 911 calls, more than 90,000 last year alone. The many miles logged by the ambulances in the system is extraordinary,” said Georgette Deemer, Deputy Managing Director of the City and County of Honolulu.

These new ambulances are the first in the city to feature a new siren called “The Howler,” which gives off a low-frequency rumble that you’d be able to feel.

This will be in conjunction with the regular siren.

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