A Quinte West councillor is calling for a review of how Hastings-Quinte Emergency Services buys its ambulances.
The Emergency Services committee had before it a recommendation that it approve $750,000 to buy five ambulances in 2017 from a company it has used for a number of years.
Chief of Paramedic Services Doug Socha said the idea is to have all the ambulances identical since that is best for paramedics working in emergency situations.
Quinte West Councillor Dave McCue argued for a new look at tendering.
McCue, a volunteer firefighter, called for a staff report.
Emergency Services, with a fleet of 18 ambulances, replaces four each year.
The committee decided to recommend that Hastings County Council approve the purchase of the five ambulances, but also agreed to have a staff report on the tendering issue.