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Wheeled Coach Certified to NFPA Dynamic Testing Requirements


Business Release from Wheeled Coach Industries |
See Wheeled Coach Industries, Inc., in Product Connect | Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wheeled Coach Industries, Inc., the world's largest ambulance manufacturer, has certified its modular ambulance bodies to the requirements of NFPA 1901-09 section 14.3.2. These dynamic tests were performed by the Center of Advanced Product Evaluation (CAPE), a world-class independent testing facility to the following standards: 

  • SAE J2422, Cab Roof Strength - Quasi Static Loading Heavy Trucks.
  • SAE J2420, COE Frontal Strength Evaluation - Dynamic Loading Heavy Trucks.
  • E.C.E. R29, Protection of the Occupants of the Cab of a Commercial Vehicle.

'The U.S. Fire Service clearly understands the importance of dynamic testing to ensure their fire apparatus is constructed to maximize the safety of their personnel while in the cab of their emergency vehicles. As the most dynamically tested and certified ambulance manufacturer in America, we felt it was critical to our mission to provide the same levels of testing required for the cab of fire apparatus to that of our modular ambulance bodies. It only makes sense that the medics and patients in an ambulance deserve the same benefits these dynamic tests provide in the design and manufacturing of their ambulance" stated Scott Barnes, Vice President of Wheeled Coach Industries, Inc.

Customers and prospective purchasers can contact their Wheeled Coach dealer for full copies of these recent tests.

About Wheeled Coach: Wheeled Coach is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Specialty Vehicles. ASV, with revenues of approximately $1 billion, is a market leader in three industry segments: Fire & Emergency, Recreational Vehicles, and Bus & Industrial. The Company was formed on August 25, 2010 through the combination of four existing portfolio companies of American Industrial Partners: EONE, Inc., Collins Industries, Inc., Halcore Group Inc., and Fleetwood RV Inc. Within the Fire & Emergency segment, ASV offers an extensive line of fire apparatus and ambulances. Within the Recreational Vehicle segment, the Company produces Class A and Class C Recreational Vehicles under many of the industry's iconic brand names. Within the Bus & Industrial segment, the Company produces Type A bus products for both the school and childcare markets as well as terminal trucks and street sweeper products.

For more information, visit the Wheeled Coach website at www.wheeledcoach.com.

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