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What does your agency ride in...

Discussion in 'Ambulances and Equipment' started by emtal233, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Tigger

    Tigger Dodges Pucks Community Leader

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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...
     
  2. Handsome Robb

    Handsome Robb Youngin' Premium Member

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

    sirguinness Forum Probie

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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.
     
  4. Ruamkatanyu

    Ruamkatanyu Forum Probie

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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 155867_10151382918109047_560017508_n.jpg 562393_449868701766950_652803975_n.jpg 564143_10151379629789047_1741260453_n.jpg 601146_543526165734536_433555482_n.jpg 922971_449868895100264_1916494612_n.jpg 969286_611911952229290_1900785457_n.jpg 1002741_319183984880850_712085812_n.jpg
     

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    Kevinf Forum Captain

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  6. TransportJockey

    TransportJockey Forum Chief

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    Our new Medic Two. Replaces an 09 Chevy Kodiak (or about that year)
     
  7. STXmedic

    STXmedic Forum Burnout Premium Member

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    Don't know why I pictured you responding out of a FEMA trailer
     
  8. TransportJockey

    TransportJockey Forum Chief

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    Lol up until recently medic two did respond from four fema trailers
    That's station one
     
  9. Sunburn

    Sunburn Forum Crew Member

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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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  10. RedAirplane

    RedAirplane Forum Asst. Chief

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    Mostly something like this:
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    Occasionally something like this:
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  11. RedAirplane

    RedAirplane Forum Asst. Chief

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    (Images from Google Images and not representative of actual equipment)
     
  12. 281mustang

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  13. AcadianExplorer1910

    AcadianExplorer1910 Forum Crew Member

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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 Unknown.jpeg
     
  14. 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.

    (Image 1 and 2 pulled from company facebook MCI drill, and from actual MCI about a week later, Image 3 from Company website and Image 4 is the cover of the previous issue of the HallMark, our quarterly company magazine, which you can read on line I you wanted.)
     

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  15. NPO

    NPO Forum Asst. Chief

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

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  16. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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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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  17. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy

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

    NPO Forum Asst. Chief

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    We are moving to a much more aggressive BLS response program. In the last open meeting with the EMS medical director he said he wants BLS to handle many calls and save ALS for true emergencies and high acuity calls.
     
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  19. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    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!
     
  20. OceanBossMan263

    OceanBossMan263 Forum Ride Along

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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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