All nine new Frazer ambulances are now in service, joining the four Frazers CCEMS bought last year.
This year, Cypress Creek EMS and Harris County Emergency Services District 11 (ESD 11) teamed up to modernize the ambulance fleet even more. ESD 11 is spent $990,400 on 6 Frazer Ambulances and CCEMS is spent $485,200 for 3 more. The total, $1,475,600 was spent with Frazer, a nationally recognized manufacturer headquartered in Bellaire, Texas. The markings on the vehicles were produced and expertly applied to the ambulances by On Site Decals in Stafford, Texas. The radios for the new units were purchased from Northwest Radio. All together, more than $1.5 Million was infused into the local economy.
The old Braun units have served us well with many registering more than a quarter million miles. Since CCEMS operates14 full-time ambulances, so station 54 has one of the better Brauns. Four peak trucks are also Brauns. Six Brauns are being kept as reserve trucks. of the rest, one will be designated as a training truck and 7 are being sold.
The first new Frazer to go into service went to Medic 53. The second one to Medic 56. Since the units are considerably different that the Brauns, Maintenence Manager Tony Ghourley gave the crews a brief tour. EMT Austin Langeland, Paramedic Christopher Moore and Volunteer EMT Terry Bush received the first briefing.