The Braun Responder is the compact Type III Ambulance of your dreams

Braun Responder Ambulance

When people are ready to buy a new ambulance they often turn to Braun who is known for selling premier quality emergency vehicles.  They have now broadened their range with a new ambulance called the Braun Responder. It is a small Type III Ambulance based on the Freightliner Sprinter Chassis, and it looks to offer the level of quality we expect from Braun in a small, maneuverable package.

Braun’s own list of features for the Responder is as follows:

  • 12.5’ Module length / Maximize Storage Space
  • Isolated O2 Compartment compliant with NFPA1917 / Safety
  • EZ Glide Sliding side entry door with 4” lowered entry height /Improved Ergonomics
  • Door-Forward design / Optimize Interior Space
  • MasterTech IV Electrical System / Ease of Use & Maintenance
  • VitalMax LED lighting package / Superior Shadowless Lighting
  • Angled Power Distribution Quarters / Ease of Maintenance
  • Forward Facing Seating / Crew Safety
  • Ergonomic Equipment Storage Design / Easy to reach all equipment
  • EVS 1760 4-Point Curbside Seating with fold-up seat cushion /Maximum working space
  • Clean Sweep Interior sealed aluminum cabinets / Ease of cleaning and storage capabilities

Braun Responder Ambulance Braun Responder Ambulance Interior

The Braun Responder looks to be a handy addition to the Braun fleet. It isn’t much bigger than a Type II Ambulance, but is able offer many of the functional advantages of a Type III Ambulance. We, at Global Emergency Vehicles, look forward to having Braun Responders in our inventory of used ambulances in the future.

Jay Leno Drives a 1910 Christie Fire Engine

We have numerous used fire apparatuses in our inventory, but nothing quite as old as this 1910 Christie Fire Engine. It is a relic from the dawn of the automobile, and shows how fire response vehicles changed when the internal combustion engine was developed.

In the video, Jay Leno takes us through this classic emergency vehicle, which is basically a horse-drawn boiler attached to the back of a front wheel drive Christie chassis. Motorization changed fire fighting forever, and this Christie Fire Engine marks the very beginning. The internal combustion engine allowed fire engines to travel faster than they could with horses, both in out-right speed as well as in average speed because a motor doesn’t get tired like a horse does. Of course, when responding to a fire call, haste is the utmost priority, so the faster a fire response vehicle can be, the better.

Fire response vehicles have changed a lot since then. Just looking around our lot at the used fire apparatuses we have for sale, it is crazy to think that they can all trace their lineage back to early vehicles this Christie Fire Engine. Enjoy learning about this piece of history.

1994 AM General Hummer Mini Pumper

1994 AM General Hummer Mini Pumper

We picked up this used fire apparatus from a small town fire department. This specially built Hummer brush truck is quite rare and we haven’t been able to find another emergency vehicle quite like this one for sale anywhere else. In addition to its rarity, this example also has only 10,000 original miles on it! 

This 1994 AM General Hummer Mini Pumper is definitely one of the more interesting trucks in our inventory of used firefighting equipment. Hummers are always cool to begin with, but finding one like this, in full brush truck specification, is pretty unique, making this thing extra sweet.

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