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.RescueWV said:[Broken External Image]:http://www.penncare.net/Portals/0/Ambulances/Penn-Care-Recent-Deliveries-Monongalia-EMS-30.jpg
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.
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!
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.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.
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...FireEMSPolice 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.firefighter221 said:Rare Fire Unit EMT Ambulance Stretched,widened & tall | eBay
1961 Dodge Superior ambulance
Never seen anything like this... "widened and tall"
My dad owned 3 of them back in the '80 when he had a private service... We always called the "Pregnant Guppies"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.
I love it!! I remember one of ours having 2 fireballs on the hood, the regular par36 lights around the top, 2 either model 14 or 184s above the windshield and one dead in the center of the truck..crescentstar69 said:
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.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?
kinda interesting when you compare the inside of those rigs to the ones currently in use. to think of all the equipment they didnt carry compared to what we are required to now. just amazingcrescentstar69 said: