15th Annual Product Parade: Vehicles

15th Annual Product Parade: Vehicles

Article Feb 29, 2004

Aerodynamic Engineering

The distinctive design of the all-new 2004 Mirage Light presents aerodynamic engineering in an elegant package that is uniquely and unmistakably Demers Ambulances. The vehicle is equipped with a raised roof exclusively made of light composite material that lowers the center of gravity and improves road handling. The Mirage Light offers up to 1,900 lbs. of payload capacity and the largest emergency light surface available on the market. For more information, call 800/363-7591, or visit www.demersambulances.com.

Wheelchair & Passenger Vans

National Van has built its reputation as a leading full-service manufacturer of wheelchair vans, passenger vans and specialty vehicles by providing the highest quality product and service at the lowest possible price. All National products are custom-designed to customers' specifications, including seat locations, lift locations, raised roofs, raised doors and interior layouts. National Van is a member of the Ford motor pool and a Certified Active Participant in the Ford Truck Quality Program. Call 800/527-7477, or visit www.nationalvans.com.

"Ultramedic" Ambulance

Road Rescue introduces the "Ultramedic" ambulance on a Chevrolet C4500 chassis. In keeping with our reputation as an industry leader and innovator, we have built several ambulances on this new GM chassis. Equipped with a 300HP engine and a great interior design, it is the first real advancement in getting a heavier GVWR, yet retaining creature comforts in the cab. We will display this vehicle at the FDIC show in the spring; plan to stop and visit. For more information, call 843/676-2900, or visit www.roadrescue.com.

Type III CitiMedic

Wheeled Coach introduces the all-new narrow dual rear wheel, Type III CitiMedic, providing a 2,100-lb. payload, increased maneuverability and an interior designed to optimize patient care. CitiMedic features a printed circuit board with LED self-diagnostics, corner cap lights, patented P.A.F. air purification and AVW grille assembly. Call 800/932-7077, or visit www.wheeledcoach.com.

Lee County, Fla. EMS will soon have its own substation in North Fort Myers. Chiefs for the North Fort Myers Fire District and Lee County EMS said it was time for a change because of overcrowding. 

EMS professionals are all taught to look for a MedicAlert bracelet or a necklace. This simple step has become much more complex in the information age, and we may not realize for what and where to look.
The drill involving over 200 people put multiple first responder agencies to the test.
The training was based on lessons learned from the Columbine shooting and taught school employees safety and security measures.
One third of the state's record-high 376 overdose deaths that occurred last year were caused by prescribed painkillers.
The training will be focused on prescribing buprenorphine, the drug used to assist patients in quitting their opiate addiction and relieve withdrawal symptoms.
One of the paramedics was treated after getting hit with shards of glass after the bullet went through the windshield, but the ambulance is not believed to have been intentionally targeted.
The drones are used to improve scene management by assessing areas that are difficult or dangerous for personnel to reach.
Dozens of firefighters and police officers join the annual week-long Brotherhood Ride to honor 20 first responders who have died in the line of duty in Florida.
The event will be held on August 20, with all proceeds going to Narberth Ambulance, an agency that provides emergency services to 145,000 residents.
Speakers presented on topics such as disaster relief, emerging pathogens, the opioid crisis and cyber security.
The state's Department of Health has established an agreement for UNC and NCBP to collaborate on providing public health data to NEMSIS to better prepare EMS for national emergencies.
State troopers rendered aid before turning them over to responding EMS units and New Castle County Paramedics.
Three people were fatally shot and at least 21 others were wounded in separate attacks from Saturday morning to early Sunday.