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New Market Volunteer Fire Department Takes Delivery of Remounted Ambulance

Global Emergency Vehicles is proud to announce the delivery of a 2017 Ford F450 XLT 4×4 Remounted Type I Ambulance to New Market Volunteer Fire Department in New Market, MD. GEV built this ambulance by remounting a Horton Patient Module onto the brand new 2017 Ford Chassis and is covered by multiple warranties, including a 6YR / 100,000 Mile Electrical Warranty. By purchasing a Remounted Ambulance the Department was able to include several upgrades including a Whelen Dominator Light Bar and still come in well below the cost for a new unit from a manufacturer. Please join us in congratulating New Market Volunteer Fire Department on their new purchase!New Market Final Lettering and Striping

Ram ProMaster Crossover Type II Ambulance

Global Emergency Vehicles is proud to offer the Ram ProMaster Crossover Type II built by Malley Industries. This Ambulance offers various configurations and has lots of great features.

The Malley ProMaster Crossover Type II can be used with a Squad Bench with enough room to hold a Bariatric Stretcher. It can also have a Squad Bench with a “Grab and Go” Shelving unit that allows for easy access to up to four adjustable shelves. The third configuration allows for a Safety Seat that swivels to allow attendants to face forward, the patient, or at 45 degrees for optimal safety and patient care.

The Malley ProMaster Crossover Type II has the lowest floor height at only 22 inches and the tallest headroom at 73 inches. Unlike most ambulances, this vehicle has Front Wheel Drive which enhances traction in mud or snow compared to traditional Rear Wheel Drive units. These Type II ambulances have a very high payload (2100 -2400lbs depending on configuration) and are bariatric capable.

As the first to manufacture a state-of-the-art ambulance on a Ram ProMaster chassis, Malley has achieved significant improvements over traditional Type II’s. Some of the improvements achieved are a significantly larger workspace for paramedics to provide pre-hospital care. The configuration allows for better access to compartments and equipment while attendants are safely seated. Having the lowest floor height in it’s class reduces paramedic back strain from loading and unloading patients.The walls and shelving are made of antimicrobial ABS plastics which helps maintain sterilization. The ABS walls are flexible and energy-absorbent which are less likely to cause injury in the event of a collision. Finally, the cab design provides more comfortable and functional space for paramedics including full seat movement and recline with storage for personal equipment.

Global Emergency Vehicles is excited to offer this unique and innovative Type II Ambulance. If you are interested in more information on this vehicle give us a call at (215) 547-9111.

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Alton Fire Dept Purchases Two Ambulances From GEV

Recently the City of Alton, Illinois Fire Department began responding to Emergency Calls. The Department selected two units from the inventory here at Global Emergency Vehicles. They selected a 2009 Chevrolet C4500 Wheeled Coach and a 2012 Chevrolet C3500 McCoy Miller unit. Global Emergency Vehicles put both vehicles through our Inspection and Refurbishing process to ensure they were in fine working condition for their new owners. By choosing to go with Refurbished units over New they were able to achieve some significant savings. They invested about 1/3 the cost of similar New Units for these two Ambulances. Due to this cost savings the Department was also able include Stryker Power Load Systems and Power Stretchers with each vehicle. According to Chief Bernie Sebold, the Power Load System and Stretchers have been a very worthwhile addition to the vehicles and have been a hit with the crew. Alton MD

Remounted Ambulances Provide Great Value

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In a perfect world, all of our Emergency Service Providers would be fully staffed, trained, and equipped for all scenarios or events. However, those with insight into the industry know that this is often not the case. Sometimes, one would find not-so-well-funded squads still trying to provide the highest level of service and care for their community.

As the average price of a New Ambulance increases, the number of organizations that can comfortably purchase high-end ambulances decreases. The organizations that cannot purchase New Ambulances from the manufacturer still need to provide Emergency Medical Services to their respective communities. One solution that many squads are turning to are Remounted Ambulances. This type of an ambulance has been around for some time, but recently has been gaining wide acceptance throughout the industry. Remounted Ambulances are now being looked at as viable options for budget-conscious buyers. In fact, some agencies that have budgets that could afford purchasing new ambulances from the manufacturers are turning to Remounts to provide more value for their investment.

A Remounted Ambulance takes an existing ambulance and removes the Patient Module or “box”. The box is then remounted to a new chassis and the electrical wires are ran to the cab. By reusing the Patient Module and the compartments and shelving it contains, Remounted Ambulances can offer savings of up to 50% off new ambulance prices.

Global Emergency Vehicles offers a full Remount package that can rival new units from the manufacturer in quality, features, and warranties. You can provide GEV a Patient Module or find one in our large inventory of options. Providing GEV with your current Module allows the new unit to be identical and eliminates your crew from learning a new layout or shelving set-up. Choosing from one of GEV’s options allows you to upgrade features or overcome current obstacles. For instance, your current rig does not have a window in the Patient Module but you would like one in a new model, simply make that a criteria for your box selection.

The standard Remount process for GEV is quite extensive and we take every step to ensure a quality build and product is delivered. Once the box is removed from its current chassis all of the doors and hardware are removed. The next step is to sand, prime, and paint the box. GEV can recreate any major manufacturer’s paint color given the paint code or a sample. The paint will be backed by a warranty.

Another important aspect of the Remounted Ambulance produced by GEV is the Electrical System. The standard package includes LED lighting for both inside the module along with Emergency, Scene, and Load lighting. The vehicle will also have a brand new Electrical Control System with separate operating panels. Both the system and the lights will be backed by a 6-year warranty.

Inside the Patient Module will be outfitted with all new hardware, locks, and handles. New flooring will be laid and new seating and upholstery will be included. While in most cases, the shelving will be reused, the plexi-glass doors will all be replaced. Each unit will also come with a brand new HVAC system that will also be covered by the full warranty.

The Cab is also converted over to an Ambulance set-up, including your Emergency Lighting Controls and Siren. A custom console is built to house these controls. The Cab and Chassis is covered by the chassis manufacturer warranty and the vehicles will also include up to a 10-year engine and/or power train warranty depending on the make of the vehicle.

As more squads look at the advantages of Remounted Ambulances there will be an increase in the number of Remounted Ambulances put into service. Global Emergency Vehicles is happy to discuss with you our vehicle and any questions that you may have. To get more information on our Remounted Ambulances please visit our website www.gevusa.com or call us at 855 547-9111.

 

Malley Industries Transit Type II Ambulance

img_6234Global Emergency Vehicles is proud to have received the first Malley Industries Type II Ambulance on the Ford Transit chassis. This vehicle has been built to be lighter and more ergonomically sound than traditional Type II units.

The lightweight conversion will allow for better fuel economy and less wear and tear on replaceable chassis parts. This vehicle also boasts a payload of 2500lbs on the T250 on the 3000lbs on the T350.

The set-up of the vehicle allows easy access to medical equipment, lighting controls, and AC system while remaining safely seated. In the cab there is increased room with a full seat recline option for added comfort. These units also allow a choice of a squad bench or a single-person swivel seat and paramedic work station.

The unique contoured interior walls add 2″ of aisle width over traditional straight wall construction. The walls are energy-absorbent, flexible, and have rounded corners which are less likely to cause injury in the event of a collision. Fewer seams than traditional wood, mica, or aluminum interiors make it easy to sanitize. The bright interior enhances lighting to perform medical procedures.

These vehicle have been Tested and Certified to meet the highest level of Ambulance standards including KKK-A-1822 certifications.  Between the innovative design and aggressive price point these Type II options are a great value.

For additional information or questions, please contact Global Emergency Vehicles toll free at 855 547-9111 or sales@gevusa.com.

The Importance of an Inspection

Very often we have our customers ask about the 125-point inspection that G.E.V. performs on their refurbished ambulances and why it is important to have one done before the vehicle goes out on the market. I would like to start with a simple example:

Not too long ago my friend Adam found out that he was going to be a father. Adam was a good athlete, was in good shape, and had no known health issues. But motivated by the responsibility of raising a child he wanted to dedicate himself to  being the healthiest person he could. When he shared this with our group the first responses were thick with sarcasm (Adam clearly appeared to be in better shape than most) or simple mantras like “Eat Better” or “Exercise More”. Lucky for all of us, Adam was taking nothing for granted and started his quest with a complete physical exam.

As Adam progressed through the litany of tests it was just as most of us expected, his blood pressure was good and his heart rate was fine. His height to weight ratio was perfect and the only medication he took was Benadryl for allergies. As he continued to have positive results, it started to look like he was in great shape maybe all he really did need were some simple mantras and a little discipline to lead a healthy life.

Just as the examination was coming to a close the doctor noticed how tan Adam was. Adam worked outside and spent most of his free time during the summer at a beach rental. As long as I can remember Adam seemed to be tan and it appeared that it had come at a price. After some tests, the otherwise healthy Adam was diagnosed with skin cancer. Lucky for us he caught it early and his treatments so far have been a success. I’m thankful my friend is in remission and I’m thankful that medicine has made so many advances, but in many ways I am thankful that my friend decided on a full physical exam to truly understand what shape he was in.

A physical examination can be invaluable when addressing ones health, but I would argue a similar value can be assigned when evaluating an ambulance or rescue vehicle.  Like our bodies, emergency vehicles have many different parts. Some companies who sell used ambulances believe in checking the “Vital Signs” and declaring that they have the  best units in the market. Global Emergency Vehicles conducts a 125-point inspection on all of our used ambulances for sale. Similar to a physical examination the GEV 125-point inspection encompasses all of the different systems that make up the vehicle including Mechanical, Electrical, Interiors, and Body/Paint .

Let’s take a look at a common example to demonstrate the value of this thorough inspection:

  • First the unit is transported to our Full Service Facility where our teams of experienced technicians will get the unit ready to be refurbished.
  • The unit will be given a full mechanical inspection. During this step we check under the hood, under the vehicle, and observe actual road tests.
  • Next, the unit will be subjected to an Electrical Inspection. During this process the technician will check all of the lights, light bars, sirens, along with heating and air conditioning
  • The Interiors inspections includes checks of the cab, locks and shelving
  • The Body and Paint team inspect the unit for dents or defects in the body or paint

Once each of these steps has been completed GEV can confidently claim to know the true condition of the vehicle and identify a refurbishing plan that will look to rectify potential issues and increase the value of the vehicle.  Without conducting this type of inspection you are simply checking the vital signs and hoping for the best.  We ask our emergency vehicles to not only be versatile, but also durable and reliable. In some cases, these vehicles might a save a life, in other cases it might simply be a matter of customer satisfaction. Whatever the case, you owe it to yourself and your organization to have the best vehicle your budget allows. Having a full inspection is key in determining the true health of your unit. Without knowing for sure you are taking chances. Often we assume that everything is “good” but how much are you willing to risk that you are right? Adam found out that a small investment of time and a willingness to be thorough can be worth a lifetime of happiness, perhaps the same will happen to you.

What are the typical steps that you use to evaluate the a used ambulance you are considering for purchase?

 

 

Chevrolet 3500 Type I Ambulance

Global Medic Type I Remounted Ambulance In The Flesh

Chevrolet 3500 Type I Remounted Ambulance by Global Medic

We recently finished building this Global Medic Type I remounted module ambulance here at Global Emergency Vehicles, and now we want to show it off to the world! We sell a lot of remounted module ambulances because our customers recognize the substantial value they receive for the money they spend with us.

Remounted module ambulances are a fantastic alternative to purchasing a brand new ambulance. For those unfamiliar with the process, we basically take the patient module (box) off of an older ambulance and put it onto a brand new chassis. The module itself is usually stripped down, rebuilt with new materials, and modernized, where needed, to meet the most current standards. Mechanically, a remounted module ambulance is exactly the same as a brand new ambulance, complete with a full factory warranty on the chassis.

Our remounted module ambulance packages typically sell for about 40-60% of the cost of an equivalent brand new ambulance. Where our customers really save money is in the construction of the rear module, and the amount saved can be substantial when a brand new ambulance can cost $150,000-$200,000.

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Our 1969 Ford Econoline 300 Ambulance Project

1969 Ford Econoline 300 Ambulance

1969 Ford Econoline 300 Ambulance

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.

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