BEAUFORT - City leaders say bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to emergency vehicles.
The Beaufort Gazette said the city plans to replace some of its large firetrucks with smaller, all-purpose vehicles to respond to medical calls.
When people call 911 in Beaufort and Port Royal for a medical emergency, a firetruck responds along with a Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services.
Fire Chief Sammy Negron said about two-thirds of the calls the fire engines make are medical emergencies.
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The city plans to replace two large firetrucks and a smaller rescue vehicle with one large truck and two new all-purpose vehicles. Negron says that will free up money for other uses but won’t affect the department’s ability to respond to fires.
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