Demers Ambulances to Build Ambulances for Tex. MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Montreal, January 11, 2018 – Demers Ambulances, a North American leader in ambulance manufacturing, has been selected as the lead proponent to build 60 ambulances for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, a high-performance emergency medical services and mobile healthcare system based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Demers Ambulances and its local dealer partner expect a finalized contract within the next few weeks. It is anticipated that the initial rollout of the new Demers ambulances will begin early in the summer, with MedStar-wide implementation of the first production build by end of 2018.
Under the terms of the agreement, Demers will manufacture 60 ambulances over a 5-year period. The agreement includes an option for the development of additional vehicles. To meet MedStar’s specific needs, Demers developed a new Dodge Type 1 short wheelbase model. The new model includes an integrated, under the hood generator that powers a high-performance auxiliary HVAC combo system, which is critical while providing mobile healthcare services to patients in the hot Texas environment.
MedStar Mobile Healthcare is the public utility model system providing exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to residents throughout Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Central Texas. Established in 1986, MedStar is the recipient of the EMS World/NAEMT 2013 Paid EMS System of the Year, the only agency to be named an EMS10 Innovator by JEMS magazine and was named the Texas Department of State Health Services 2010 EMS System of the Year.
“The innovation, quality, attention to detail and customer service were all factors that stood out to our selection committee in choosing Demers as the successful vendor,” said Ken Simpson, MedStar’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with the Demers team!”