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Alternative Fueled Ambulance

By Brent Bronner

In my recent travels I came across this little gem.  This ambulance is something you can add to your growing list of vehicles running on an alternative fuel source.  It runs on either propane or gasoline.

When I was looking at the vehicle I noticed a black diamond with the word “propane” in it.  This peaked my curiosity so I did a quick “360” around it to see if this was EMS banter or for real.  Walking around the driver’s side I noticed what looked like a port.  I was able to catch up with the crew and ask them a few questions.  They told me that this ambulance does run on either gasoline or propane.

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A few points to remember and think about with this vehicle:

  • This ambulance carries another gas in addition to the oxygen.  Take that into consideration if it is involved in a crash or a fire.
  • This vehicle is heavier than your standard car and may require more cribbing.  Do you have enough?
  • You may have to use different extrication and cutting techniques if you have entrapment.  Are you thinking how to get in the box?

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  • The Cat

    More lift jacks.