SCFR places new ambulances in service
Stafford County Fire and Rescue (SCFR) will place three new ambulances into service this month that feature cost-effective and environmentally friendly technology. The new units will feature ZeroRPM technology, which allows essential functions such as heat and air conditioning to function on battery power, rather than engine idling. The reduction in engine idling hours will result in less vehicle emissions, usage of less fuel and a reduction in maintenance due to reduced engine hours over the life of the ambulance.
“Partnering with ZeroRPM to include this technology in our ambulances will be a tremendous benefit to the citizens of Stafford County, allowing us to continue to provide the same level of care and resources, while reducing maintenance costs, emissions and fuel consumption over the life of the vehicles,” explained Stafford County Fire Chief Joseph Cardello.
ZeroPRM is an Alabama-based company that was founded in 2012. The goal of the company is to increase vehicle efficiency while reducing emissions through finding ways to continue to provided auxiliary power and eliminate engine idling. Stafford County will take delivery of three more identical units later this year.