MedStar Bolsters Fleet with First ‘Type 1’ Ambulances

A couple of MedStar’s new, ‘type 1’ ambulances.

Fort Worth-based MedStar is putting $13.5 million toward a new fleet of ambulances.

The governmental authority has typically used the van-like “type 3” vehicles. The new investment gives MedStar “type 1” ambulances, with the patient compartment attached to a pick-up truck chassis. Over the next five years, MedStar will deploy 60 of them.

MedStar says it polled its teammates on the investment. Among the input reflected in the new fleet: a better air-conditioning system to withstand the Texas heat, crew seating that allows staff to care for patients while strapped in, a refrigerated safe for secure meds, and five live-view cameras on each ambulance.

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