Braun Introduces All-Purpose Apparatus

Braun's new Patriot
Braun’s new Patriot is transport capable and can carry up to 200 gallons of water.

Ambulance manufacturer Braun Industries Inc. has developed a new versatile fire/rescue/transport apparatus called the Patriot.

The unit features an ambulance body that is fully transport capable, has rescue compartments for equipment and can carry up to 200 gallons of water. It is also designed to have a compressed air foam system (CAFS) which hold and dispense up to 15 gallons of foam as well as two one-inch booster reels on each side of the module.

“In response to the growing demands placed on fire departments across the country, the new Patriot is designed to respond to more than 95 percent of emergency calls, whether EMS-related, light rescue or a light suppression call,” said Braun President and CEO Phil Braun. “The unit is ideal for volunteer fire departments without the manpower to staff several vehicles.”

Considering the state of the economy, he said, departments facing budget cuts may only be able to purchase one vehicle. “Braun is committed to serving the industry’s needs by building a high-quality multipurpose unit that lets deparments respond quickly to their community,” he said.

In building the Patriot, Braun mounted a customized Super Chief module – a Type 1 medium-duty ambulance – on a Spartan Furion chassis to deliver maximum interior space and available payload. The Super Chief has 73 inches of interior headroom and enough space for up to six crew members plus equipment, while the chassis boasts 21,000 pounds to 31,000 pounds rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR).

The Patriot will be on display in Braun’s booth at the 2009 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) April 2025 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The Patriot features the company’s SolidBody construction, which adds strength to the vehicle by constructing the floor, roof, side and doors from brake formed parts with full contact welded seams.

Options to ease patient care include angled fluorescent lighting, Braun’s EZ Glide Door that allows rescue personnel to safely slide the ambulance door against the module rather than out into traffic and the MasterTech III touch button system that controls the module’s electronic functions and provides real time on-board diagnostics.

Braun Industries Inc., based in Van Wert, Ohio, has built custom, handcrafted ambulances since 1972.

For information go to or call 419-232-7020.

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