Honolulu Emergency Medical Service officials held a blessing for four new fully-equipped ambulances on Wednesday.
The new ambulances will begin service next week with the intent to maintain the highest level of medical care for Honolulu's sick and injured.
The four 2013 Ford 3-350 ambulances replace the ambulances at the Wai'anae, Nanakuli, Makakilo and Wahiawa stations.
The old ambulance got an average of 130,000 miles. Officials say the new ambulances cost an estimated $190,000 per vehicle with an additional $100,000 in equipment.
The 3-350's feature a siren called the 'howler', which gives out a low frequency rumble. This is in addition to the current siren and activates a lower sound to notify drivers of an oncoming ambulance.
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