This photo was taken yesterday by our driver, Jon, during a photo shoot for this Cyclone TC Pumper’s for sale listing on Ebay. The Fall leaves are starting to turn here in the Mid-Atlantic region, and there’s nothing like a bright red fire truck to make them that much more radiant.
Only so often does an entirely new ambulance platform come on the scene. The current Ford Econoline based ambulances have been with us for over two decades now, and a lot has changed in the EMS industry, and indeed the world as a whole, during that time. A new ambulance platform is long overdue, one that will bring the EMS industry fully into the 21st century.
Ford’s new “One Ford” plan aims to integrate all of the company’s formerly separate divisions into one product line for the global market. Since the onset of the program, Ford’s new products have been taking the American automotive industry by storm, and soon it will be affecting the EMS world as well in the form of new Type II and Type III Ambulances.
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An infrared robotic intubation device, called the GuidIN Tube, is under development by Biodesign researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This ingenious device uses infrared light externally applied to the throat to guide the tube towards the patient’s trachea and into the lungs. This will greatly help first responders in low light conditions, military personnel or with patients where fluids are present in the throat. The GuidIn Tube may help them get patients breathing a little quicker which would potentially save more lives.
We do a lot of work on Ambulances for sales purposes here at Global Emergency Vehicles, but recently we picked up this 1969 Ford Econoline 300 Ambulance as a project for our operation. It is very much a work in progress at this point, but overall it is in nice shape. We hope to one day have it as a show vehicle that will represent our business at EMS events and maybe even a few car shows.