Oak Bluffs received its new $250,000 ambulance last Saturday, and the personnel involved with the ambulance service would like to share it with the Island community at a breakfast open house on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The free pancake breakfast is aimed at raising the public awareness about what EMTs and paramedics can do in an ambulance run.

Chief John Rose said the new ambulance serves the whole community, not just Oak Bluffs.

The vehicle is especially designed for off-Island runs, with an emphasis on making long trips to medical centers in Boston comfortable for anyone from seniors to the very young.

“Pediatric transports can be really hard. We got some advice from the Children’s Hospital on what to do,” Mr. Rose said. It is a challenge trying to keep them calm when a transport can take up to three hours. Chief Rose said there is a DVD player aboard for entertainment (Sponge Bob, anyone?)

The critical care equipment aboard also is impressive. “We want more people to know what we bring with us, should we be asked to come to your house,” Chief Rose said.

Personnel will show other equipment at the Nelson W. Amaral Fire Station, which is on the corner of Wing and Barnes Roads.

The Oak Bluffs fire department museum, completed earlier this year, also will be open.

Donations for the breakfast will be accepted.