Just when you thought the problems faced by the City of Detroit might be on the upswing, the City of Detroit’s ‘gift’ of new ten ambulances are having electrical problems. WXYZ.com reported today that seven of the ten ambulances are under repair and not in service. The reported problems seem to involve the initial manufacturing wiring with the necessary additional equipment added to the units. It seems the radios and computers are putting a strain on the manufacturer installed electrical equipment.
Last month Detroit welcomed ten new ambulances and 15 new police cruisers donated by area business leaders, including Roger Penske. The new safety vehicles created quite a show traveling down Woodward to Hart Plaza in late August. This batch of public safety vehicles is the first of the promised $8 million dollar gift of 100 police cruisers and a fleet of new ambulances.
Today, Penske Corporation has contacted the manufacturer of the ambulances to fix the problems. A company technician is on the way to determine how to get the vehicles back in service.
Before the additional equipment is delivered to Detroit, one can only hope they fix the electrical problems.