EMS departments and squads work closely with architects in planning and designing those spaces to make them most effective for the stations’ responders.
On a slick road, the tires on the fire apparatus may break traction and start to slide before enough lateral g-force is created to cause the vehicle to roll over.
Ambulance manufacturers continue to produce customized ambulances to handle special types of missions such as neonatal units, critical care transport, critical care pediatric units, intensive care rigs, and others.
Finding a location for an easily accessible preconnect can be a challenge. A bigger challenge is getting an apparatus purchasing committee to acknowledge if there is, or will soon be, a staffing shortage.
In consideration of the special hazards faced by EMS responders, PPE manufacturers have designed a variety of EMS and medical response PPE garments to fit responders’ needs.
As CAAS prepared for the release of GVS V2.0 in July 2019, the newly developed GVS Remount Standard that is included as part of the updated V2.0 document stands out as a major development in enhancing the safety, quality, and durability of remounted ambulances as the most rapidly growing segment of the emergency vehicle market.
SCBA manufacturers discuss the technology they have been using to improve their SCBA.
Technology is having an impact on firefighters in numerous ways, from apparatus to equipment to components and, more recently, in the fire stations in which they live, work, and train.