Ambulance Drivers Reported Headaches
The city of Sacramento will speed up the process of switching from diesel to a gasoline Ambulance fleet. After receiving reports from drivers about fumes giving headaches, the department retired 6 ambulances. According to the KCRA, more than 24 drivers have reported that the fumes gave the headaches or made them dizzy over the last 3 years. While he city was in the process of transitioning away from diesel anyway, citing lower operation costs and fuel costs, these complaints will only expedite the process. The vehicles met their design requirement, but often sit idle on call, resulting in the intense fumes.