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What to Do When OEMs Stop Making Your Vehicle

Just when you think you have the perfect fleet configuration, the unthinkable happens: your OEM discontinues a model your fleet has come to rely on. If your fleet faces this situation, here’s what to do.

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Braun and Demers Ambulances Merge, Expanding North American Reach

As two of the largest independent ambulance manufacturers in North America, this merger will create the second largest ambulance manufacturer in the region with greater scale to grow and pursue innovation.

Detroit Fire Department Adds 49 Ambulances

Braun’s Chief XL units are mounted on Ford F-550 chassis and feature customized interior console layouts, customized exterior compartment sizes, and customized interior cabinets.

IdleLock Anti-Theft System

InterMotive Vehicle Controls has updated its anti-theft system, IdleLock, for work truck, police, ambulance, cutaway bus, and fire truck vehicles for 2018 model-year applications.

Patient Compartment Light

Code 3's Patient Compartment Light powered by Vital Vio's VioSafe White Light Disinfection Technology provides continuous disinfection of bacteria as well as safe illumination with precisely engineered wavelengths of visible light.

500 Series Compartment Lights

Code 3 Inc.'s 500 Series compartment lighting is available in four SKUs, including the CW0500, CW0501, CW0502, and CW0503. The space-saving interior vehicle lighting provides additional bright light where needed.

Stopping for Emergency Vehicles

This video, produced by the Ohio Bar Association, offers tips on yielding to emergency vehicles. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Ambulance Crash Tests Highlight Risks

These ambulance crash tests by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) demonstrate the potential dangers to patients and emergency medical service workers in the event of a collision. The footage is followed by an artist's rendition of an ambulance built in accordance with a new safety design standard for ambulance patient compartments. Source: NIOSH, NIST. For the full story, click here.  

Pull Over and Stop

A Loveland (Colo.) police officer offers advice on yielding to emergency response vehicles. You may want to pass this along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder. For the full safety tip, click here.

Refurbishing Equipment: The Ultimate Recycling Program

By remounting a refurbished rescue truck body to a new chassis, Palm Beach County (Fla.) Fire and Rescue Department saved about $75,000 over purchasing a new truck.