is that..are those..do you think maybe their.... nah cant be

HPD84

Member
May 16, 2010
1,693
City of Houston,Texas
it sure does look like it,except for where the door is and it appears to be Whelen 9100 series lightbars :shock: hey Ryan,imagine if they were twinsonics all the way around :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

ryanm

Member
May 20, 2010
587
Arkansas
Yep. Seems like I've seen that somewhere else. Tulsa, OK, maybe? Maybe Oklahoma City?
 

Newberry13

Member
May 21, 2010
613
SC, USA
Laurens County (SC) EMS had a unit with a lightbar like that. I didn't get to see it in its hay day, it was in a junkyard when I seen it. I was getting some of the internals out of it.
 
May 22, 2010
787
Columbiana County, Ohio
The design is called the "Tulsa Wrap" it used when 4500 series frames. Now they have gone LED.


If memory recalls the CEO of EMSA designed the lights and sold the idea to whelen, rare to see outside of Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas.


I use to work for EMSA and these were a bitch to work on...18 strobes to check day in day out.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
Here is a different take on the same concept.

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rwo978

Member
May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
Good lord, can you say "fiscally irresponsible" :roll:
 

dustymedic

Member
May 21, 2010
633
Columbus,OH
ryanm said:
Yep. Seems like I've seen that somewhere else. Tulsa, OK, maybe? Maybe Oklahoma City?

I seem to remember ambos on the scene after the Oklahoma City bombing with lights mounted like that.


Look at the unit in the top right photo, pretty wide for your average ambulance bar...


http://www.emsaonline.com/aboutemsa.html
 

CenTexPSE

Member
May 21, 2010
789
Covington, TX
Rofocowboy84 said:
How the hell can it have 134k miles and be called "pretty much brand new". IIRC, most ambulances don't get that many miles per year, as most runs are just short "jaunts"....


Not sure where you live, but most ambulances around me rarely have the engines shut off. And im in a rural area. 20 miles to the closest hospital (more like a first aid stand) 45 miles to the closest real hospital. Needless to say, it doesnt take long to get the miles and engine hours racked up around here.
 

HILO

Member
May 20, 2010
2,781
Grand Prairie Texas
CenTexPSE said:
Not sure where you live, but most ambulances around me rarely have the engines shut off. And im in a rural area. 20 miles to the closest hospital (more like a first aid stand) 45 miles to the closest real hospital. Needless to say, it doesnt take long to get the miles and engine hours racked up around here.

True that! Dallas units generally run up 100,000 in 2/3 years. 134K on a 7.3 is like new for some of these private BLS cheapo owners!
 

Rofocowboy84

Member
May 20, 2010
1,161
Centre County, PA
CenTexPSE said:
Not sure where you live, but most ambulances around me rarely have the engines shut off. And im in a rural area. 20 miles to the closest hospital (more like a first aid stand) 45 miles to the closest real hospital. Needless to say, it doesnt take long to get the miles and engine hours racked up around here.


You're right, I guess I'm spoiled from working on the Main Line, where there's an ambulance company every 5 miles and a REAL hospital every 10....
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
I have some pics of the old EMSA wrap at home on that computer.... I'll post em tomorrow.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
Emsa old wrap

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JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
The "half wrap" is more common


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JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
nwiamedic said:
John,


Thanks for posting my MS Paint drawing... I uploaded that to Firepics a loooooong time ago, lol. And actually had forgotten all about it.

Its great, I though it was from EMSA.
 

Patrol 3-8

Member
Jun 7, 2010
44
US Ohio
looks like a modern day Ghostbusters response unit... :lol:
 

VolEms

Member
May 24, 2010
2,112
NY, USA
I think they should put mid level warning not just a wrap around lightbar. I think Their new LED setup is very nice. I like how they have blue foward. i hope one day NY will allow emergency vehicles to have blue forward , now we can have just Red and White.
 

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