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Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue Implements RFID Tracking System for Meds

The department will roll the system out over time into 26 trucks that experience the highest call volume. If successful, it will investigate equipping the whole fleet.

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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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REV Ambulance Group Introduces Exclusive Emergency Responder Seat Belt Innovation in its Ambulances

MILWAUKEE, WI – REV Ambulance Group showcased Per4Max, an innovative, game-changing seat belt system, in all its ambulances at EMS World Expo 2019, including AEV, Horton, McCoy Miller, Road Rescue and Wheeled Coach. Designed by IMMI, Per4Max is the new seat belt technology with four-point restraints which allows emergency responders the flexibility to do their jobs while buckled in. Per4Max ...

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D.C. Fire & EMS Implements Technology-Secured Safe for Specific Drugs

CARLSBAD, CA—When it comes to saving lives, every first responder knows that seconds can make the difference between life or death. That’s why, when Maryland-based security dealer Pro Tech Systems was tasked by the District of Columbia Fire & Emergency Medical Services to develop a technology-secured ‘safe’ to transport DEA Schedule II substances on its fleet of emergency service vehicles, ...

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Building the ‘Simbulance’: An Ambulance Simulator

Simulation is recommended by the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) as an important part of EMS training.¹ In 2015, NAEMSE released a vision paper concurrently with the Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER) study.² Although the study focused on paramedic programs, many of the same principles apply to EMT training. Simulation in healthcare education overall is a critical ...

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Ambulance Designs Evolving to Meet Specific Customer Needs

Standardized lines of ambulance models continue to see strong customer support, but most manufacturers also are altering their designs to accommodate specific requests from end users. Ambulance designs are changing to reflect not only safety concerns from customers but also specific requirements for equipment placement. Steve Rowland, regional sales manager for USA South at Demers Ambulances USA Inc., says that many ...

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SoCal Lab Testing Autonomous Air Ambulance

Researchers in California are developing an autonomous drone ambulance that could help get people to a hospital or out of harm’s way in an emergency. Read more at CBS 5 – San Francisco   It is designed to rapidly fly a patient to a hospital or rendezvous point with a doctor.  Researchers envision the vehicle transporting people facing medical emergencies ...

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Life Flight Network Launches New App for Hospitals and Emergency Responders

In emergency medicine, prompt medical attention can mean the difference between life and death. The faster a patient gets to definitive care, the better their chance of survival. Read more at PR Newswire   The free app is designed for use by approved agencies to send activation requests to Life Flight Network. Those agencies include hospitals, first responders, fire departments, ...

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Front Axle Suspensions for Ambulances from LiquidSpring™

Front axle ambulance suspensions are now available from LiquidSpring™ LLC. They are being introduced at FDIC International 2018. These front suspensions can be integrated with LiquidSpring’s CLASS® rear drive axle suspensions and offer reduced road vibration and less driver fatigue. Variable stiffness and damping is adjusted automatically and instantaneously based on road conditions and without driver intervention. Other features include 7,000-pound ...

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More safety features and technology for new Tucson Fire engines and medic trucks

TUCSON, Ariz. – There will be more safety on the roads for drivers and Tucson firefighters. The Tucson Fire Department recently received two new fire engines, a ladder truck and nine medic trucks all equipped with new safety features and technology. The new fire engines have chevrons on the back of the truck to reflect light at night. Read more ...

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