EMS providers in Suffolk County routinely respond to large-scale incidents, from hurricanes to multi-vehicle pileups. Now, they have a vehicle that significantly enhances their response capability.
The MERV is designed to provide mass casualty incident response and transport, medical evacuations, on-site triage, firefighter and EMS rehabilitation and medical support for long-term emergency incidents.
Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and EMS providers are frequently faced with the challenge of lifting and transporting patients who can weigh more than 500 lbs.—which in turn can lead to injury. A new ambulance in Orange County, Fla., is making the task a little easier.
The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, based in New Jersey, has always operated a diverse fleet. However, back in 2005, it took this process a step further, forming a committee to start writing specs and to develop a basic design for a new heavy-rescue truck.
Bob Vaccaro takes a close-up look at a unique rescue/special ops vehicle built by Custom Fab for the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance organization on Long Island.
Donald Pleasants, CEO of Southeastern Specialty Vehicles, a producer of ambulance remounts, rescue vehicles and specialty vehicles, announced that Richard Duncan, Jim Dunn and Eric Snyder are new members of the sales team.
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