Ambulance Showcase 2013
Innovations offered in ambulance design, safety & efficiency at the 2013 EMS Today Conference & Exposition
AEV vehicles are not just built to be highly functional; they are designed to be safe for all occupants. AEV does not believe that crash simulation is enough to effectively prove the crashworthiness and safety of a vehicle, so the company actually crash tests their vehicles to validate the structural integrity and occupant protection level of their ambulances in case of a real-life collision. The crash test was designed to reflect a common, and often deadly, risk faced by emergency vehicles: the threat of being hit broadside while driving through an intersection. They were conducted by SAE Engineer members at a leading independent test facility used by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and automakers for their crash evaluation programs.
Unique and new in the ambulance industry, automotive-style windows have been engineered by Demers for ambulances. The new Demers Applied Flush Mount Windows on side and rear doors of the patient compartment are lighter than other windows – but offer higher durability (less metal parts mean less possible corrosion) and lighter and improved esthetics. They also provide more natural light inside the vehicle, more visibility to the outside and are easier to clean. Rear window de-icing and defroster capability is also offered.
This Type IIIL ambulance was built to meet the specific high-performance requirements of the Richmond Ambulance Authority. Built on a Ford E-450 chassis with 14,050 lbs. gross vehicle weight and a 158" wheelbase, the ambulance is equipped front/rear OEM anti-sway bars, all-wheel disc brakes, and a 55-gallon fuel capacity.
This Grand Prairie Fire Department's Type I ambulance built by Frazer is equipped with an inside/outside (I/O) radio compartment that enables easy access to radio equipment and battery chargers from any location. The custom I/O compartments also offer easy access to important gear.
Horton builds ambulance on the chassis of choice for its customers and builds in safety and patient comfort throughout the manufacturing process.
Lexington Fire Department’s, 148 Commando Type I, 4x4 ambulance
An Eagle (Model C-9-11-P) “Screaming Eagle”, chrome, pedestal-mounted motor siren= mounted on a custom-made McCoy Miller extended bumper– an ideal siren for helping clear traffic in addition to an electronic siren.
PL Custom ambulances can be custom-designed to incorporate your department’s special needs into the layout.
The interior patient compartment cabinets feature a special location for a crash stable defibrillator mount that is installed for safe and easy access and viewing.
The upper-band area of the Road Rescue patient compartment is covered in commercial-grade, heavy-duty vinyl for safety. The mid-area is covered in an anti-microbial Thermoplastic materi¬al that meets disinfection requirements. In addition, all grab bars are made from anti-micro¬bial 1 ¼” stainless steel.
This Type I F350 4x4 ambulance is an example of Wheeled Coach’s commitment to safety and innovation, which has made them the only
ISO 9001:2008 Certified Ambulance Manufacturer in the United States.
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