Redesigned Light Bar
The Edge 4500 Plus Light Bar from Whelen is a totally redesigned midsize, flush-mounted light bar that is only 4 13/16" high and 5¼" deep. Redesigned rotators feature dual-level ball-bearing mechanisms and new parabolic reflectors with state-of-the-art optics. New snap-in/lock-in brackets (no screws, nuts or washers) and individual front-mounted lenses for each warning module facilitate service, and a rugged aluminum housing mounts easily to the chassis via four slide bolts. For more information, call 860/526-9504, or visit www.whelen.com.
150 OEMs Agree…
Onspot has announced that its automatic chain system is now a factory option from more than 150 OEMs, some of which include Road Rescue, Wheeled Coach, Horton and Braun ambulances, as well as most manufacturers of fire trucks and school buses. Onspot chains allow the operator to engage and disengage tire chains at the flip of a dashboard switch, without stopping, to enhance traction in snow and ice. The system fits vehicles from ¾-ton pickup trucks to Class 8 tractor trailers. For more information, call 800/766-7768, or visit www.onspot.com.
Crews on calls often leave their vehicle’s engine running to drive the alternator and produce power for lights, computers and other uses, but this leaves the vehicle at risk of being stolen. Kussmaul’s all-new Model 091-160 Safety Lock 4 prevents the theft of vehicles left parked with the engine running by allowing the engine to run even with the key removed. It will also stop the engine immediately when an unauthorized person attempts operation. With four separate high-power circuits, the Safety Lock 4 can be installed on most of the newer, complex EMS vehicles. For more information, call 800/346-0857.
High Intensity, Lower Cost
Weldon’s HID (high-intensity discharge) lighting represents a new dimension in scene lighting and site illumination—a technological breakthrough combining performance and safety. The company’s HID lamps are rated at 3,000 hours of service, delivering more light while requiring less maintenance. These lamps consume 33% less power than traditional halogen lamps (35 watts, as opposed to 50). Weldon is an ISO 9001:2000-certified company. For more information, call 800/989-2718, or visit www.weldoninc.com.
Wheeled Coach Industries, the world’s largest ambulance manufacturer, now offers a new dedicated customer service and delivery center. Located at the company’s manufacturing facility in Hutchinson, KS, the center provides more than 8,500 square feet of air-conditioned comfort. A three-bay ambulance inspection area is provided, and other amenities include a lounge area with a big-screen TV, conference room facilities, a private guest office with fax/modem capabilities and a refreshment bar. For more information, visit www.wheeledcoach.com.
“A Driving Force”
Firestone’s Transforce HT tire offers features to make it a driving force for light truck and commercial vehicles. UNI-T technology, along with deep shoulder slots and circumferential grooves, gives traction in wet conditions. The polyester-and-steel construction, plus a high modulus tread compound, helps resist the rigors of heavy-duty work. With a modern, all-season tread design and noise-reduction technology, the Transforce HT also provides a comfortable ride. For more information, call 800/367-3872, or visit www.firestone.com.
Hold the Oxygen
Pacific Safety Products’ O2 BOSS is an integrated system for safe and convenient oxygen cylinder transportation, deployment and storage. Its universal vehicle mount system secures oxygen cylinders and protects ambulance occupants from airborne bottles. The cot mount provides hands-free bottle transportation. Its lightweight, ergonomic design also prevents costly damage to gauges and regulators. Automatic bipod legs extend for on-scene oxygen administration. Call 800/667-5487, or visit www.pacsafety.com.
Seamless Child Seat