The purchase of a new ambulance and two new paramedic trucks for the Davis County Sheriff's Department was approved Monday by the County Commission.

The commissioners approved a $43,437 budget transfer for the ambulance and a $40,558 transfer for the two paramedic vehicles. Matching state grants of $10,000 for the ambulance and about $14,000 for the paramedic trucks will be used also, sheriff Glenn Clary said.The ambulance will replace one of the older, high-mileage units currently serving the north end of the county, according to the sheriff. The department has four ambulances in its service there, stationed at Humana Hospital Davis North.

The ambulance service is staffed mostly by part-time paramedics, emergency medical technicians and nurses and is self-supporting, with fees for emergency and transfer runs covering the service's cost.