VAN WERT, OH—Braun Industries, Inc., is packing up promotional items and emergency vehicles to head to FDIC 2016—the world’s largest fire and emergency services training-based conference and exhibition. Attending the show will be representatives from Braun Industries direct and its dealerships from around the country. Braun’s main booth will be located in Indiana Convention Center space #3665. However, the custom ambulance manufacturer will also have an emergency vehicle on display in GM Fleet and Commercial booth #4139. In addition to displaying its models, Braun also plans to debut the Fire/EMS Industry’s first rollover ambulance crash test footage.
“FDIC is our biggest show each year,” says Braun Industries’ vice president of sales and marketing, Chad Brown. “However, we’re really looking forward this one. We’ll have four unique customer ambulances on display throughout the convention center, and we feel each one shows the safety, quality, and innovation we’re known for. In addition, we cannot wait to see the reaction we get from customers and potential customers regarding the crash test footage. It’s going to be an exciting trade show and we’re looking forward to opening our booth on Thursday [April 21, 2016].”
The three units set to display in Braun booth #3665 are from Granville Township, City of Manassass, and Parkview Hospital. Granville Township unit #6918 is a 2015 Chief XL Type I. Mounted on a Ford F450 4×4, the ambulance includes a Zico 02 Lift System, custom cabinet console, and cabinet at the head of the squad bench. The City of Manassas unit #6929 is also a 2015 Chief XL Type I. However, it’s on a Ford F550 4×4. The module includes a Braun EZ 02 Lift, safety design cabinets above the CPR seat, cabinet at the head of the squad bench, and custom front wall drug storage. Lastly, Parkview Hospital unit #7019 is a 2016 Responder on a Sprinter chassis. The ambulance is a prototype vehicle for Parkview in partnership with Ferno and utilizes the Ferno Intraxx system.
The GM Fleet and Commercial booth #4139 will have a 2015 Chief XL Type III Chevy G4500 ambulance on display from Bloomfield. The unit features OSS#3 gear storage, extended action area, and custom interior cabinet storage.
Along with the ambulance models, Braun Industries is planning to show ambulance crash test footage inside booth #3665. The two-minute video will be displayed throughout the show on large HD monitors mounted fifteen feet in the air for optimal viewing. It includes highlights from the test Braun completed earlier this year on a ten-year-old ambulance model. The test was designed to simulate the proposed SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) J3057 body integrity test; it uses science and data to focus on the modular body and roll impact loading-or how well the box holds up in the event of a rollover.
For more information, visit www.braunambulances.com.