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Town of Hague Receives Donated Response Vehicle


May 3, 2013 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada - Crestline announces today that they have combined efforts with WPD Rosthern Ambulance and donated a decommissioned ambulance to the Town of Hague, SK. Faron Nakaska, Hague First Responder and Co-ordinator, is seen below receiving the vehicle from WPD and Crestline on May 2, 2013.

"I would like to start off by saying that this vehicle will no longer have "ambulance" status." Faron Nakaska reports.  "We will not be replacing the care and transport services that are currently provided by Rosthern Ambulance.  This vehicle is solely a first response unit and an addition to the Hague Fire & Rescue fleet.  Currently, the first responders for Hague and area share a converted school bus with the fire department.  We have run into some logistical issues with this arrangement, so I began to look for a dedicated unit just for the first responders." 

"What I was looking for was exactly what a decommissioned ambulance had to offer," Nakaska continues.  "Space to keep supplies and equipment in, an enclosed compartment to assess clients in, to keep them warm, dry and protect their confidentiality. This vehicle donated to us by Crestline and Mr. W. Dutchak, is a great addition to our first response team, both as a resource and a tool.  I hope that we do not need to use it often. But when the need arises, I am glad that we will have this vehicle to get us to the call safely and provide a high level of care to the people of Hague and area, until the ambulance does arrive."


Left to right: Davina Fehr and Kyle Peterson with WPD Rosthern Ambulance, Scott Sawatsky, Crestline Director of Sales & Marketing, Faron Nakaska, Hague First Responder and Walter Dutchak, WPD General Manager.


 

The Town of Hague operates a volunteer First Responders Fleet that quickly assist in emergency situations until WPD Ambulance arrives. Visit their website for more information.
 
Since 1995, WPD Ambulance Care has been serving the Battlefords and Rosthern areas of Saskatchewan. The outstanding success of WPD Ambulance can be attributed to the visionary skills in the company and the ability to plan and implement strategies where opportunities are observed. Visit their website for more information.

In operation since 1975, Crestline provides top quality emergency vehicles for 60% of ambulance services in Canada. Recognized in the market place for innovation and quality, Crestline firsts include its Aerobody design and integrated roll cage, CrestCoat paint technology, thermo formed upholstery for ease of cleaning and hindering the growth of bacteria, prismatic high visibility decal packages and taller rear doors for added headroom clearance. Crestline has been meeting the needs of our customers in over 30 countries around the world, producing over 10,000 world class ambulances. Crestline meets and exceeds all industry standards with proven engineering. In addition Crestline offers emergency medical equipment and is a proud distributor of Ferno, Stryker and Physio Control products. Crestline is also a bus distributor with a variety of models and flexible floorplans to choose from.

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