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 rig. They're the primary 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!
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.
firefighter221 said:Rare Fire Unit EMT Ambulance Stretched,widened & tall | eBay
1961 Dodge Superior ambulance
Never seen anything like this... "widened and tall"
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.
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
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?