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LAFD Augments Fast Response Vehicle Deployment

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Fire Department’s Fast Response Vehicle (FRV) program is expanding. The department now has four FRV’s in service, providing a flexible, multi-mission resource to respond to fire and emergency medical service calls. The firefighter/paramedics assigned to the unit have an unique authorization from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to medically clear certain patients ...

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St. Louis Fire Department Ambulance Involved in Drive-by Shooting

ST. LOUIS – No one was hurt when a St. Louis Fire Department ambulance was hit during a drive-by-shooting this weekend, according to a report. It happened around 3:15 p.m. in the city’s Carr Square neighborhood, KSDK-TV reports. St. Louis police told the station a person inside an SUV began shooting at a pickup truck. The pickup then hit the ...

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A Better Way of Approaching the Hybrid Fire Apparatus/Ambulance

By Aditya Shekhar The advent of hybrid-style engine/ambulances or transport-capable apparatuses took the fire vehicle world by storm a few years ago, garnering a lot of positive and negative attention. Supporters of the concept of a hybrid engine/ambulance appreciated how the vehicle could perform two very important roles within the fire service: suppression and EMS transport. Despite this versatility, orders were ...

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Person Seriously Hurt in Illinois Ambulance Crash

HOMER TOWNSHIP, Ill. – There people were hurt, one seriously, after an ambulance rollover in suburban Chicago. The crash involved a Superior ambulance and a Volkswagen Passat on Interstate 355 at 6 a.m., police told patch.com. The car was stopped in the shoulder when the ambulance crossed into the shoulder and hit the rear of the car. The collision caused ...

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Mobile Life Support Services Ambulance Involved in Wreck in New York

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Several people were hurt after an ambulance and a Lyft collided last week in New York, according to a report. The Daily Freeman reports the crash involved a Mobile Life Support Services ambulance that was transporting a person complaining of leg pain. The ambulance collided with the car while en route to the hospital with its lights ...

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REV Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Spartan Emergency Response

Milwaukee, WI— REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG), a manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER), a designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs and chassis for the emergency response market, and its brands, from Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) effective February 1, 2020. Spartan ER was ...

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Zico Offers Safer Extinguisher Storage

YARDLEY, PA – Ziamatic Corp. is proud to introduce the new QUIC-RELEASE Fire Extinguisher Holder, Model QR-FEH-1, a safer, more dependable way to store 5 lb. fire extinguishers in the crew area of an ambulance or fire apparatus. While the majority of fire extinguisher mounts are designed for the walls of buildings, the Fire Extinguisher Holder was designed specifically for ...

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Ambulance Slams Into New Jersey Home

FRANKLIN, N.J. – At least one person was hurt when a Robert Wood Johnson Ambulance Service rig slammed into a brick home in New Jersey, according to reports. The crash took place on Hamilton Street between Franklin Boulevard and Shevchenko Avenue, according to a report by New Jersey 101.5 radio. A spokesperson for the hospital said the ambulance was responding ...

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Ballard County (KY) Ambulance Involved in Wreck

PADUCAH, Ky.—Several people were hurt when a Ballard County Ambulance Service van and a minivan collided early Monday. The crash happened just after 12:30 a.m. on U.S. 60 and New Hold Road, according to KFVS-TV. The driver of the ambulance told police she was driving with the van’s emergency lights on, but the siren was not working. The driver of ...

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Mayo Clinic Ambulance Design Focuses on Safety

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic changed the look of the outside of its ambulances earlier this year, adding a distinctive black and white reflective wrap material and other high visibility features. Now Mayo Clinic ambulance interiors are being redesigned to enhance the safety and comfort of patients and patient care providers. Mayo Clinic’s ambulance team convened a group of emergency ...

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