St John and New Zealand Fire Service deliver the first hybrid ambulance-fire trucks

St John and New Zealand Fire Service deliver the first hybrid ambulance-fire trucks

In a New Zealand first, a hybrid ambulance-fire truck will be trialled to see if it will improve emergency services in remote communities. The prototype fire medical vehicle (FMV) was developed by New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) and St. John.

It was unveiled on Friday in Rotorua, and will undergo a trial in Canterbury’s Diamond Harbour for the next four months.
The new vehicle is not to be confused with an ambulance, say firefighters. It is a fire truck equipped with the tools that firefighters need when responding to accidents.

WATCH VIDEO

About The Author

Emergency Live

Emergency Live is the only multilingual magazine dedicated to people involved in rescue and emergency. As such, it is the ideal medium in terms of speed and cost for trading companies to reach large numbers of target users; for example, all companies involved in some way in the equipping of specialised means of transport. From vehicle manufacturers to companies involved in equipping those vehicles, to any supplier of life- saving and rescue equipment and aids.

Related posts