Si vis pacem, para bellum
Berkeley FD and San Ramon FPD have commercial vehicle chassis but only single cab. The dual cab is ridiculous... Who wants the option for THAT MANY RIDERS??!!
This rig is an example of "size for a reason". NAD runs 911 EMS and provides extrication / rescu for a rural 100+ square mile district. The roll up doors contain extrication and rescue equipment.Saw a company during Sandy deployment who had that style however the rear doors were replaced with roll up gear doors (like some fire engines have).
Edit: after finding the picture the cab is more of an extended cab than a crew cab.
If they're the only unit with no fire backup for miles and miles I get it. The ubit in the southern part of my county has a full set of tools, and we are looking at adding them to the other two units. If theres an mci and.they're on that scene they should be staying there with the patient they already have. You can and should call resources from other places if needed.As much as I'd LOVE to roll around in a rig like those, I really don't get it. More expensive to buy, fuel, maintain, and insure.
I also don't understand the logic behind throwing that much rescue gear on an ambulance. If your transport crew is playing with extrication tools, you're greatly increasing the likelihood they will be injured and unable to transport. And what happens if there is a high acuity transport in an MCI? Does the rig drive away with all of its tools?
Even high acuity CCT calls don't require THAT many toys, and a standard AEV Traumahawk box will have no problem swallowing up a balloon pump, enough infusions to bend your IV pole, two RNs, an EMT/medic, and the pump tech. A NICU rig with a hydraulic lift platform and a gigantic box will comfortably sit on an E450 chassis.