A Juneau ambulance decorated on both sides with Northwest Coast formline art was unveiled to the public on Tuesday morning.
The project was a collaboration between Capital City Fire/Rescue and the Unity Group, an organization that represents Alaska Native groups from across Juneau.
“The goal of the new ambulance art is to be more inclusive and representative of the community that CCFR serves,” said Beth Weldon, mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau, at the unveiling ceremony that was held online.
The cost of refurbishing the ambulance at $10,000 was paid by the Unity Group. “It’s important because we are behind those who are the first responders who come to the rescue of our people,” said Barbara Cadiente-Nelson, a council member of the Douglas Indian Association. “Our children are watching and they’re listening.”