Edmonton, AB – April 17, 2020: An air ambulance and a new ambulance have been announced at Edmonton International Airport, as part of a $1.5 billion project to build a bigger and more efficient air ambulance.
The project to bring more ambulances into the Edmonton International airport will add to Edmonton’s existing fleet of 24 ambulances.
Edmonton has had a fleet of 23 ambulances in operation since 2003, when it purchased a fleet from the United Kingdom.
The airport will have 20 of those ambulances by the end of the decade.
The air ambulance will be a new type of ambulatory vehicle that will be fitted with a large canopy, allowing people to breathe and move around in a more controlled environment, and will be capable of performing medical and other emergency functions.
The new ambulance will also be able to provide medical care and take passengers to the airport.
“This project is an example of what our Government can do with our infrastructure, and our capabilities, to support our cities and our people,” said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
“As we continue to grow, we must build new and innovative solutions to meet our needs.
The Alberta Ambulance Association applauds the Government’s decision to support the creation of a larger and more reliable ambulance fleet and its ability to respond to emergencies in an emergency response and respond quickly to emergencies and emergencies of the most complex nature.”
The project is part of the province’s $1-billion plan to modernize Edmonton’s airport and to make it more efficient.
It is also a demonstration of the ability of the provincial government to respond effectively to a crisis, said John DeSimone, CEO of the Alberta Ambulatory Care Association.
“The province has a history of doing innovative things to support communities and people,” DeSimon said.
“The new ambulance is an important step in helping Edmonton to continue to move forward and grow as a community.”