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Local fire department donates ambulance to Maryland State Police


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Photo by Jim Davis. Branchville Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Leizear presents the ambulance keys Wednesday to Maj. Frank B Lioi, assistant bureau chief of the Maryland State Police Aviation Division. Branchville Volunteer Fire Company donated its 2003 Ford EL 450 ambulance so the State Police Aviation Division could use it for training.

Photo by Jim Davis. Branchville Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Leizear presents the ambulance keys Wednesday to Maj. Frank B Lioi, assistant bureau chief of the Maryland State Police Aviation Division. Branchville Volunteer Fire Company donated its 2003 Ford EL 450 ambulance so the State Police Aviation Division could use it for training.

Published on: Thursday, March 21, 2013

By Jim Davis

Maryland State Police often helps firefighters at the scene of motor vehicle accidents on the Capital Beltway and Interstate 95, but this week a local fire department helped the State Police.

On Wednesday, Branchville Volunteer Fire Company bequeathed one of its ambulances to the Maryland State Police Aviation Division.

“We had just purchased two new 2012 ambulances, and when we were informed that they were looking for a unit for training, we were happy to provide our old ambulance to them,” Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Leizear said.

Leizear presented the MSP Aviation Division with the keys to the Ford EL 450 ambulance during a press conference at the Maryland State Police Special Operations Bureau Aviation Division at Martin State Airport in Baltimore.

“We have just purchased 12 new Medevac helicopters, and, with the help from Branchville Volunteer Fire Company, the ambulance will be a big help to us with our training,” said Maj. Frank B. Lioi, aviation commander for Maryland State Police.

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