Though it went through a number of name
changes, it's history reflects the growth of the Lafayette EMS squad.
When originally purchased it was given the designation of 859. It's
smaller size and better fuel efficiency made it a good compliment to then
858. 858 was a rescue vehicle designed more for motor vehicle rescue
operations than sick person calls. Then as now, sick person calls
represent a larger portion of our call volume and the opportunity arose for
us to purchase this ambulance. 859 became our primary response vehicle
for sick person calls and 858 for motor vehicle calls. When EMS
separated from the fire department it was renamed Unit 1, and 858 was
renamed Unit 2. When the squad purchased the current Unit 1 ambulance
this unit became our secondary response vehicle and was renamed Unit 2.
The ambulance was sold in 2011.