Designing Medical Transportation Vehicles
I am a designer, currently focusing on a project in Transportation Design involving Emergency/Rescue vehicles. The specific area is in between a Type III Ambulance and a Heavy/Technical Rescue Vehicle (first responder). I am curious as to what input, response, complaints, anything you all may have.
Some Design Drivers so far
Response Time/Speed Efficiency
Loading Options (for the stretcher of an Ambulance)
--> A more specific question for you. One issue that has been pin pointed is slow response time for Ambulances'. Research has shown that a lot of the time the first responder on the scene of an emergency is a Technical Rescue Vehicle from the Fire Department. I am trying to figure out if it may be plausible for this Technical Rescue Vehicle to transport the patient to a hospital (providing the vehicle had the right equipment and space -- this is where I come in --) instead of an Ambulance in certain situations since a majority of Fire Fighters are trained as EMTs already.
I appreciate the responses, any and all input will be helpful.