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Bonanno

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My squad has one of those!!! We LOVE IT! it was the only thing that didn't get stuck and could transport during our blizzard this past year. It works off road, on road, on the beach, and in the snow. We use it for snow, beach, and special events. Its awesome and event as AC/Heat, and Lights/sirens (carson siren, D8 up front, 2x Tir 3 each side of box, 2x tir 3 rear, left/right/rear scene lights), Generator as well.
 

OTFD211

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RescueWV said:
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This is my county's new EMS rig. They're the primary EMS service for the entire county, and are also responsible for rescue although I've never quite been clear on which areas/parts of the county they ARE responsible for rescue for and which they aren't, and some firefighters I know say that they think they're responsible for areas that they very clearly aren't, but that's neither here nor there.


Rather than having to send both an ambulance and the rescue truck to accidents, they dispatch this beast which from what I understand carries the basics for vehicle rescue and then can request additional ambulances or the actual rescue truck as needed.


More pictures here.
That chassis is the same one I wanted when I spec'd our unit last year but chief shot me down. He liked it in theory but couldn't justify additional $. We bought our new rig from same dealer.
 

wa1emt

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AMR does do emergency calls and 911..sorry to burst your bubble..as I work for them.

DaCityPolice said:
AMR handles private contracts for nursing homes, large events, non-emergency transports, etc. They would NEVER respond for emergency calls. And most DCFD ambulances are all LED except for the forward center halogen. The pictured ambulance is a reserve unit that is only used when the regular ones break down.

I definitely agree with others that they need more lighting--they can't get through traffic for anything!
 

RescueWV

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While I'm going to weaken my argument by saying that I can't think of any examples off the top of my head... I know that there are some "major" cities that AMR actually contracts with the city to provide 911 EMS. Really, their business model is all over the place, they provide extremely varied levels of service in different areas, so you can't just say that "AMR doesn't do 911" or "AMR doesn't do transports" because it's different office by office.
 

cory y

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AMR also has 911 service in Arlington, Texas the home of the Cowboys and the Rangers and the 3rd biggest city in DFW
 

Bikinjohn

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AMR & Medic West both operate here in th Metro area of Clark County. They respond to calls for service in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. In Henderson they're used for non-priority stuff like hospital transfers and such.


There's been drama in the news about them not meeting their 12min response times (which was extended from 9min). You hardly ever see a CCFD or LVFR ambulace at the hospital because AMR does the transports from the scene. Also NLVFD and AMR were having a spat because NLVFD wanted to do their own transports for critical patients to make money.


There's a website about it somewhere from the fire unions. And they even saythe AMR medics are good, it's the company that's stretching them thin and trying to make the most money with the least cost.
 

John Smith

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AMR definitely does do emergency response in large urban areas, they are the only emergency response/transport ambulance in Colorado Springs (Pop 450,000), and Pueblo (Pop 120,000). Sole as in there is no other ambulance, not FD or private. Both of these cities dispatch a Fire unit with AMR to all medicals. In addition to a FD and AMR unit, Pueblo also sends 2 PD cars to every medical call at night, and about half of daytime medical calls depending on the type/caller. CO Springs only sends PD if its a Police matter as well, or if they are requested by Fire/AMR.


AMR's response time is better than the FD in about 85% of calls, day or night, despite having less units than the FD has stations. PD beats both about 90% of the time, the 10% being because they won't dispatch PD unless they have 2 cars available, so until then the call holds.
 

Station 3

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what type of lightbar is on the back of that yellow ambulance van.
 

MJDNRP-6885

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1960 era Chicago Fd Turret Unit "Big John" Unit Number 6-7-3; "Big Mo" 6-7-2 was it's twin.


Both units were equipped with two (2), hydraulically boom mounted Fire boat deluge turrets and 2 smaller front bumper mounted deck guns.


All deluge guns were tied to thirty-two (32) two and a half inch (2 1/2") inlets. Originally mounted on deuce and a half's in the 60's, there were later re-mounted on 5-tons in the 1970's.


Maximum water flow was 8000/gpm and could shoot a stream out to 3 city blocks and up to 250' in the air.

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Lightbarnut

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Those are not 2 1/2 ton trucks but 5 tons. You can tell a 5 ton by the way the front axle sits toward the front of the fender. "Duece and a half" front axles sit under the center of the fender.
 

MJDNRP-6885

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Lightbarnut said:
Those are not 2 1/2 ton trucks but 5 tons. You can tell a 5 ton by the way the front axle sits toward the front of the fender. "Duece and a half" front axles sit under the center of the fender.
I thought they were 5-tons, but the information that I was originally given and posted, was from a retired CFD FF friend of mine.


After doing some research, I found out that the guns were originally mounted on deuce and a half's in the 1960's and later re-mounted on 5-tons in the 1970's
 

MATT3045

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JohnMarcson said:
4500 flush mount whelen
You sure John? Almost looks like some kind of custom with Code 3 Oscilators or soemthing.
 

philyumpshus

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MATT3045 said:
You sure John? Almost looks like some kind of custom with Code 3 Oscilators or soemthing.
I agree with John, looks like a 4500 with six 400-series halogen flashers.
 

Phillyrube

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FireEMSPolice said:
How about this AMC Gremlin EMS vehicle
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Hurst Performance marketed those as QRVs, equipped with a set of Jaws. They used to be located on Street Rd in Warminster, PA, across the street from NADC Warminster. I was stationed there in the early 70s. Hurst used to bring their prototype tools and powerpacs over to the base and cut up cars and an old F4 Phantom we had. Really neat...


Per Wikipedia: Between 1972 and 1974, Hurst Performance marketed "a highway safety vehicle" for emergency services,[51] as well as a compact alternative to trucks for motorsport race tracks.[52] The "Hurst Rescue System 1" was based on the AMC Gremlin and designed to quickly assist vehicle extrication of crash victims.[53] The vehicle came with the "Hurst Rescue Tool", commonly known as "The Jaws of Life", winch, stretcher, as well as firefighting and first aid supplies.[54] The vehicle also included push bumpers and a 25-gallon water tank. The price for this fully equipped rescue vehicle was between $11,000[55] to $13,000.[56]
 

e2kmaster

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Zurich Airport Command Vehicle


some weird random Bangkok Pumper


sea rescue 4x4 seen in George South Africa run by volunteers


Chemical Plant Command Vehicle seen in Switzerland


EMS vehicle Switzerland


Duck like Aerial in Uster Switzerland


Bronto Aerial Zurich


Fire Train in Action nearby the Zurich Train Station


delivery of new aerials and pumper at zurichs south hall

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crescentstar69

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firefighter221 said:
Rare Fire Unit EMT Ambulance Stretched,widened & tall | eBay

1961 Dodge Superior ambulance


Never seen anything like this... "widened and tall"
Actually the year is 1974. It's a Superior model 61. We had one on my squad, only it was a Chevy. Very cool concept. They cut them right down the middle without altering the drive train, and then widened them by 14" (I think) and put a fiberglass top. The pic is our unit, but it had been painted ALF red when I was there.

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gfpd26

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crescentstar69 said:
Actually the year is 1974. It's a Superior model 61. We had one on my squad, only it was a Chevy. Very cool concept. They cut them right down the middle without altering the drive train, and then widened them by 14" (I think) and put a fiberglass top. The pic is our unit, but it had been painted ALF red when I was there.
My dad owned 3 of them back in the '80 when he had a private service... We always called the "Pregnant Guppies"
 

nerdly_dood

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Station 3 said:
That's just a guy in France showing off his lightbars. He's a member here i think...
 

HILO

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cory y said:
AMR also has 911 service in Arlington, Texas the home of the Cowboys and the Rangers and the 3rd biggest city in DFW
You are correct, however, they suck. Arlington FD Paramedics do more stabilizing of patients than AMR.
 

crescentstar69

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gfpd26 said:
My dad owned 3 of them back in the '80 when he had a private service... We always called the "Pregnant Guppies"
Funny, we did too!wide18.jpg


More pics. Gotta love that 70's "Superior orange" interior!

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911caddy

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A classic Ambulance made by Superior Coach. These "Fat Alberts" as they were called in this part of the world.. were widened 14 inches without alterning the chassis. Is this one for sale?
 

crescentstar69

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911caddy said:
A classic Ambulance made by Superior Coach. These "Fat Alberts" as they were called in this part of the world.. were widened 14 inches without alterning the chassis. Is this one for sale?
The Dodge in the earlier post has been listed on E-Bay multiple times. It never seems to sell. I have watched it at least 4 times.
 

irsa76

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One of the 2 state Ambulance agencies near me, this is the Canberra agency:


Top to bottom:


1.New livery on a T1N Sprinter on the left, complete with poly "bullbar" with the previous livery on the right. BOTH vehicles still in service, the older unit is a 1999 model!


2.Old livery 4wd Ambulance. This vehicle has only been recently replaced, iirc this particular vehicle was 10 years old


3/4 Current Sprinter showing the revised livery. VERY effective, sadly imho the lighting package is less so. The round light on the front fender, the light between the doors and the 2 mid point lights on the roof are steady burn and pretty much usless. On the other hand, it does have HLF on the highbeam WITH the driving lights I found out the other day and,white, halogen oscilators on the lightbar.

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chris_m

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Some of my photos:


Ambulance/EMS:


A shot outside my Local A&E (ER) on a busy day.


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A localish ambulance station (its a hub thats why there is a few) same trust as the photo above the first truck in the shot is the older style but there are some new ones in there too.


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another shot from the same place:


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A rapid response vehicle from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service these are kitted with most of the kit you would find one a normal ambulance (apart from the patient handling stuff) and one crew:


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A Rapid Response Vehicle used by The London Air Ambulance (HEMS) for use at night and other times when the helicopter can't lift or if its on another job:


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FIRE:


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cook2890

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Chris_m, I love those fire truck pics! I personally like the tanker (tender) in the 3rd pic down, simply beautiful IMO!!!
 
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