Are you inÂ the market for a new ambulance or simply interested in seeing the latest designs and features on the latest deliveries?
If you are, settle back and enjoy A.J. Heightman’sÂ sneak peekÂ at some of the latest ambulances, squad vehicles,Â rescue trucks, ladders, engines and otherÂ things that caught his eye and he raced through a few of theÂ exhibit hall areas as exhibitors set up for the Thursday exhibit hall opening.Â Â A.J. like to share lots of images so you can see what he sees – so be ready for a ton of images!
You will feel like you are at FDIC with him.
AMBULANCES of all style
AMBULANCES BUILT WITH THE NEW FERNO INTRAXX INTERIOR
INTRAXX is a new way to customize and make maximum use of space in an ambulance without sacrificing safety (It usesÂ military grade – locking technology to place, secure and move equipment, supplies, monitors,Â storage cases that allow you the same view and access to items yet enable you toÂ remove them (likeÂ kits) at an MCI – or exchange them for restocking.
This is a interesting way to outfit Sprinters orÂ vehicles that are narrower than Box units – or enable you to move equipment around for BBLS – ALS – MCI – REHAB – or Special Event assignments.
THIS UNIT BUILT BY BRAUN
FERNO DEMO UNIT FEATURING COMPACT SEATS AND STRETCHER BRACKETS ON THE UPPER RIGHT FOR PLACEMENT OF MCI PATIENTS
NOTE: Compact but comfortable and adjustable seat in the upright position to allow you to care for your patient before you head off to the hospital — Walk around the stretcher in a smaller Sprinter/van ambulance (or a big box) and then flip it down to lock it in place before you proceedÂ to the hospital, secured in your seat – but close to the patient,
Stretcher support brackets shownÂ extendedÂ to allow for placement of multiple victims in the event of a mass casualty incident where ambulances are in short supply
SQUAD (EMS/Fire) VEHICLES
A.J. reports a big trend in Fire Departments moving to a few smaller attack pumpers that double as ALS Response Units and also carry light rescue equipment. Departments like San Diego Fire Rescue and Tulsa Fire Department are successfully deploying the as ALS units and can still send two of them to fire scenes for initial fire attack 2-person units in place of a 4-person engine and still lay a beating on the fire and achieve 2-in, 2-out operations.
Two squads / 4 firefighters can be deployed instead ofÂ one, larger, more expensive engine — These squads are also perfect for hard-to-serve population areas that need fire and EMS response.
RESCUE TRUCKS (Why? Because A.J. loves Rescue Trucks!)
A.J.’s home department (Bethlehem Twp. Vol. Fire Dept.) in PA recently ordered a massive 41 foot long rescue truck that will be similar to the one that follows.
A long timeÂ rescue technician and instructor, A.J. says he’ll take vacation to travel back to Bethlehem Twp from San Diego just to run a few calls on this beautiful monster when it goes into service!
LADDERÂ TRUCKS (Why? Because A.J. loves Ladder Trucks!)
Easy-to-load hose lay compartment
Easy-to-load hose lay compartment
Added – Bucket-mounted ladder adds an extra capability to get to hard-to-reach areas.Â It folds out of the way when not needed.
This bad boy can flow lots of water
Massive Four-wheeler built for A Colorado Fire Department
Spacious cab on this Engine designed for aÂ Canadian FD
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE SEAGRAVES PUMPER