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Sumner EMS celebrates new equipment, raises fund for new facility

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SUMNER (KWWL) -

Sumner Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the community gathered to celebrate a new piece of equipment on Thursday night.

They've just bought a new Rapid Response Vehicle, which can go where normal ambulances can't. It's a regular SUV outfitted with special medical gear.

They said it will help them better serve their large, mostly rural coverage area.

"The level of care we provide is very high for a rural area," said Brian Donaldson of Sumner EMS. "It also means that that's available to people who border our primary service area, so in most cases that includes the level of their care as well."

The event Wednesday also marked the start of a fundraising campaign for EMS. They want to raise $1.5 million for a new facility.

They said they've outgrown their old one down the road.

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