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New electric ambulance on the Central Coast

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Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 13:32:16-04

An electric ambulance has come to the Central Coast, and American Medical Response (AMR) says it will optimize patient care and reduce carbon footprint impacts.

This is one of the first all-electric ambulances in the world and in California, according to AMR.

It will eventually be used in Santa Maria, but it is now based in Santa Barbara.

It has zero emissions and is bigger inside than other ambulances.

It is being taken to different local events, including the Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara on Wednesday, so the public can check it out.

"From a technology point of view it's fantastic," said Brad Moore, a paramedic for Santa Barbara County. "We have great performance out of these and we're just super excited to show them off to the community and we love having the latest technology to help support Santa Barbara County."