A retired ambulance donated by Mayo Clinic to the city of Mankato has been designated an emergency support vehicle.

The vehicle will be retrofitted to store equipment commonly needed on scenes such as firefighter breathing, investigation and responder rehab equipment.

“This vehicle will help improve responder safety by providing equipment to help reduce the likelihood of an employee medical emergency while working,” says Amy Vokal, director of public safety. “It would also be used to help support incidents that call for police, fire and ambulance response.”