In 2020, a new Chief’s vehicle was required. The District elected to purchase a new med unit and have the chief drive one of the retired med units. The med units are lower mileage and still have some life in them. The Apparatus committee evaluated several different vehicles and decided on a 2021 Ford Explorer. They also decided that it should be red. All future replacement Medical units will be the same as Med 21. These Ford Explorers will gradually replace all of the Ford Expeditions. They will continue to be specially equipped with emergency medical equipment, provide rapid response to medical emergencies in place of larger, more costly fire apparatus. The medical units operate more efficiently than traditional fire apparatus and are easier to maneuver.