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Tigger

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Great minds think alike lol. Why do you think it won't have any go? The new turbo diesels are making 700-800 FT/lbs of torque stock nowadays.

Supposedly since they stopped refurbing to the Chevy chassis like I said we're gonna end up with a bunch of V10 tritons...shoot me. We will see though, doesn't make any sense with all the hills we deal with.
Can't buy an E450 with a diesel anymore, which means it has the V10 Triton. I took it out today and it does ok, certainly not like the newer truck I pictured, which has waaay more than enough power. I will say the V10 shifts very smoothly, but the pedal gets buried on any sort of grade, and we have a lot of hills. From Colorado Springs you can gain 3500 vertical feet to the upper reaches of our area. I've worked out of the V10s before in cities and they are fine for a small box or Type II. Instead we bought the largest box possible...
 

Handsome Robb

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Can't buy an E450 with a diesel anymore, which means it has the V10 Triton. I took it out today and it does ok, certainly not like the newer truck I pictured, which has waaay more than enough power. I will say the V10 shifts very smoothly, but the pedal gets buried on any sort of grade, and we have a lot of hills. From Colorado Springs you can gain 3500 vertical feet to the upper reaches of our area. I've worked out of the V10s before in cities and they are fine for a small box or Type II. Instead we bought the largest box possible...

Sorry I read your first post really wrong. You're right they don't do the diesel in the van chassis which sucks.
 

sirguinness

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Pick a Type II or III chassis and a box manufacturer. Spin the wheel and that's what we have. My current ride is a Chevy Express with a Crusader (Wheeled Coach) rear end. Moving to a Ford E350 with a Wheeled Coach Type II for the back.
 

Ruamkatanyu

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In Thailand Almost all BLS is run by volunteers who have to buy everything that they use so the vehicles used as Ambulances vary here are some examples
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In Thailand Almost all BLS is run by volunteers who have to buy everything that they use so the vehicles used as Ambulances vary here are some examples
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Our new Medic Two. Replaces an 09 Chevy Kodiak (or about that year)
 

TransportJockey

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Don't know why I pictured you responding out of a FEMA trailer
Lol up until recently medic two did respond from four fema trailers
That's station one
 

Sunburn

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Boy do I feel under-equipped :p
We have a few Citroen Jumpers and a Ford Transit. I'll snap,a few pics these days and post so you can see what your euro-brethren work in :p
 

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Acadian actually is now using Mercedez sprinters due to it saving gas and is good for ecosystem. This is texas ambulance though. i work in louisiana but the colors are the same though. Acadian serves Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi
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NPO

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My company uses Type II and Type III ambulances.
ALS primarily gets Type III, however there are a few Type II depending on area (rural) and off road needs, as our only 4x4 units are lifted vans.
BLS gets both Type II and Type III.
CCT gets Big Mamma and a Bell 407.
Supervisors drive Suburbans.

The only thing I havnt driven yet, is the 407. However, I doubt I'll ever do that. Been in it several times however.

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NPO

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Our new BLS units are stating to show up from the manufacturer

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StCEMT

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For medic class, the county I live in uses these.
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And seems to have decided to switch to these. Seems to be a pretty neat design on the inside.
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My actual job has all kinds. Older, newer, etc.
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CALEMT

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Our new BLS units are stating to show up from the manufacturer

STAHP! You're making me want to stay in CA and work for Hall.
 
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StCEMT

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STAHP! You're making me want to stay in CA and work for Hall.
You ought to check out my county or STL once you finish medic. They pay incredibly well, you get to live in a great beer area, one of the best baseball teams, and best of all....IT AINT CALIFORNIA!
 

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My primary agency is unique in our setting: the beach! As such, we operate off-road vehicles. Most of our EMTs provide "fly car" type response by ATV. They are assisted by Lifeguard and EMS officers in John Deere Gators, or Unit 263, our custom first response vehicle. 263 is a 1999 Tahoe, formerly of Upper Makefield Township PD in Pennsylvania. It was later purchased in an auction, had some light and radio equipment installed, and was donated to the agency. Later on, we built a cabinet for supplies near the barn doors, as well as created a platform where we could transport a backboarded patient off the beach to a waiting ambulance. The rig has been a huge plus for us, both for more serious calls and also for the more minor treat-and-release incidents where a patient can self-transport to ED/Urgent Care, but still needs transport off the beach.

Not a great view on the setups, but this photo happens to have all 3 types of vehicle (we also operate pickup trucks, but you all know what those look like).

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