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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

County Executive Reviews Fleet of New PGFD Ambulances

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker recently had the opportunity to review new ambulances purchased for the Fire/EMS Department. Executive Baker was joined by Mr. Barry Stanton, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety and Fire Chief Marc Bashoor in taking a tour of the ambulances.

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has started to receive thirteen ambulances built by Wheeled Coach. These units will be built on 2012 Freightliner M2 chassis powered by Cummins ISB 260 HP Motors and Allison 3000EVS Transmissions. Mounted on the front windshield will be a Safety Vision SafeDrive Mini DVR video recording system to monitor and record vehicle operations. A Safety Vision backup camera and color monitor will aid the driver when performing reverse moves. Other chassis features include a Federal Signal PA300 and EQ2B electronic sirens wired to a pair of BP-200 speakers. A Firecom 3010 vehicle intercom system will aide in crew communications.

The 170” module will feature 74” of interior headroom and Whelen LED dome lights. The right
front interior cabinet will be accessed through a ROM roll-up door and feature a Medi-Kool Pelican stainless steel, climate-controlled drug cabinet. Located on the rear of each body will be a Whelen TA870L Traffic Advisor. Each unit will be outfitted with a Whelen LED warning light package, Zico electric oxygen tank lift, and a Stryker Power-PRO cot system.

The ambulances were purchased from DPC Emergency Equipment in Marydel, Delaware at a cost of $230,000 each. Theses ambulances will be the last pieces of apparatus ordered with the color scheme of white with a red stripe. The Fire/EMS Department is changing the color scheme of any new apparatus to red.

All photos by Mike Yourishin, Office of the County Executive








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