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  1. San Francisco Adds Mass Casualty Transport Buses to Medical Fleet - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

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The SFFD ambulance busses are outfitted to care for and transport 12 – 15 stretcher patients and 10 seated patients. The SFFD buses, known as AmbuBus 1 and AmbuBus 2, were made possible through a donation of two 1999 retired transit buses by the SFMTA and grant funds from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), State of California Preparedness Grant, local funds and the “sweat equity” of SFFD and AFMTA employees. “The Ambubus Kit was the perfect approach for the San Francisco” said Assistant Deputy Chief Jeff Myers. "The combination of this system and the assets the city already owned, we were able to field two fully equipped ambulance buses for under $150,000”. Chief Meyer noted that the project was primary grant funded with less than $60,000 of city funds utilized. [Native Advertisement] The AmbuBus kit, designed and manufactured by First Line Technology of Chantilly, VA, is available in multiple configurations. The SFFD setup makes use of the No-Notice AmbuBus Kit - - a configuration that is a permanently installed. Other configurations offer by First Line Technology include the “On-Demand” (Temporary) configuration and the Surge (Free-Standing) configuration. The permanently installed AmbuBus kit, known as the “No Notice” configuration, allows for “no-notice” or “immediate deployment” to disasters, special events, hospital or care facility evacuations, firefighter rehab and more. This type of installation enables a standard school bus, transit bus or any other “box-type” vehicle to be converted into a vehicle that can allow for mass care and transport of 12-18 stretcher patients and can also be designed for care and transport of special needs patients that require non-ambulatory transport to shelters, alternative care facilities and hospitals. The “On Demand” configuration allows for the use of an everyday vehicle to be converted “on-demand” into a mass casualty transport system for disasters, such as an approaching hurricane or wildland fires, or other known events that provide some notice, whereas the “Surge” (Free-Standing) configuration enables efficient use of limited floor space during staging and sheltering operations or for hospital surge capacity and/or isolation holding needs. San Francisco is just one of the most recent localities to incorporate First Line Technology’s AmbuBus into their disaster preparedness resources. Later this year, First Line Technology will deliver a new AmbuBus to Nassau County (NY), Office of Emergency Management. “In these tough economic times, many state and local governments are searching for economical ways to address mass casualty treatment and transport, and they are finding the AmbuBus,” said First Line Technology President Amit Kapoor. “By using the cost effective AmbuBus Kit in a No-Notice configuration, municipalities are finding that saving money and saving lives are not mutually exclusive.   AmbuBus Kit  The AmbuBus Bus- Kit from First Line Technology is an effective and efficient solution for mass evacuation and transport of special needs patients, casualties and others who require non-ambulatory transport. The kit quickly and easily retrofits vehicles of opportunity into mass casualty transport vehicles. Organized into one palletized kit, an existing passenger bus can be transformed into a mass casualty transport vehicle capable of carrying up to 18 stretchers plus medical staff and equipment.   About First Line Technology First Line Technology, LLC supplies Out of the Box Solutions to first responders and the military. Since 2003, First Line has established itself as a leader in new product development and distribution with innovative yet simple solutions. First Line prides itself on creating high-quality products that are comfortable, effective, and safe for use in an All-Hazards response. More on Vehicle Operations from JEMS.com By Sponsored Content is made possible by our sponsor; it does not necessarily reflect the views of our editorial staff. Subscribe today to  JEMS In EMS, you never know what you'll be faced with as each new shift begins. The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) is real-world EMS. 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