For your Info,
SJAA just acquired a brand spanking new Bariatric Ambulance. I managed to get a few quick pics on the iPhone but the shed it was parked in was really tiny so no distance shots.
been in service for less than 2 days (as at 22/4/10)
Even though it is new, there is a newer model in the pipeline.
lil bitta info for ya.
Holds 600kg, automated trolley weighs about 110kg on its own and can hold up to 500kg patients. once the casualty is on the bed all lifting is automated.
shell built primarily of Carbon-fiber
Also able to contain Hazchem/bioHaz patients as the rear treatment area is fully sealed (and has it's own FM radio, intercom and phone. Digital BP cuffs, clocks and temperature gauge. i think there was a PulseOx hooked up too (didn't really look)
No more ramps or lifting, simply line up the trolley and click it it, the hydraulics do the rest.
Even a Hydraulic Hiab/crane for the specialized onboard wheelchair.
Customized Electronic system, touch screen to control Aircon/fan/ventilation speeds, beacons and siren. Has a dedicated "respond" button lower right of the screen.
Cost $well, dunno if im allowed to say
but maybe you can look that up.
there is a Code name for this vehicle, I wonder if anyone can guess what it is?