Remote areas of Cullman County should be a little safer this year, as Cullman County Emergency Medical Services has recently acquired a Kubota 4x4 off-road ambulance.

“This is like the Cadillac model,” Cullman County EMS Director Jerry Sellers said. “This piece of equipment is just amazing.”

Cullman County EMS, the Cullman County Commission and the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency worked together to obtain the off-road ambulance via an $18,000 Department of Homeland Security grant.

With the county’s Stony Lonesome Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park open, Cullman County Commissioner Wayne Willingham said the new ambulance should help protect visitors.

“This would be good for rescues out there,” he said. “It should really help us out where access is limited to some areas.”

If someone is injured in rough terrain, Sellers said the ambulance is equipped to get there quickly and safely.

* Trent Moore can be reached by e-mail at trentm@cullmantimes.com, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 225.

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