From the wheels up: Road Rescue introduces redesigned ambulance line at FDIC
Published on 19 April 2009
Road Rescue will introduce a complete redesign of its line of custom ambulances at the emergency-rescue industry's largest trade show, which opens today.
Road Rescue, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., will showcase more than 40 improvements, including new technology and innovative features, on its line of Ultramedic®, Promedic® and Duramedic® ambulances. The redesign features enhancements in five key areas: module, doors, systems, appearance and hardware.
Three redesigned ambulances will be on display at Booth 2432 during the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), which runs through April 25 in Indianapolis, Ind.
"For the past year, the best minds in the ambulance industry have been working on an extensive ‘re-design' for our product line," said Gary DeCosse, president of Road Rescue. "While most ambulance manufacturers come to FDIC with one or two new features on their ambulances, our redesign incorporates more than 40 improvements to our entire product line. These are truly new vehicles - from the wheels up.
"We have made extensive enhancements to improve vehicle safety and functionality. The result is a stronger, more durable and sleeker ambulance that will enable EMTs to be more efficient and effective when working on patients during transport."
Road Rescue's new ambulance features significant improvements to the module, including:
- and improvements to the vehicle systems, including:
"In many ways, it's what you won't see in this redesign that matters the most," DeCosse said. "More than half of all the improvements and innovations are incorporated into the build process, further enhancing our industry position as a leader in quality and safety.
"Our new ambulance line incorporates new materials and new processes that will allow us to improve the efficiency of our production line and reduce order-to-delivery times. From major structural changes down to simple hardware changes, we have developed a truly innovative vehicle that delivers improved performance."
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