A recent purchase will help the Red Lake Falls Volunteer Ambulance Association assist patients. A new ambulance now replaces their current 1998 model and includes the Stryker power cot and power load assist system. This system has become the standard for care as it lifts and lowers the patient and cot into the ambulance which improves patient and operator safety. The ambulance was purchased with funds from Red Lake County and the city of Red Lake Falls. There was also support for the purchase from many residents including students and staff at J.A. Hughes Elementary School.