Vehicles designed to the new BNQ standard and featuring a redesigned patient compartment configuration to maximize occupant safety.
BELOEIL, QC, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Demers Ambulance Manufacturer Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of a new generation of Demers Type 3 MX 151 and MX 164 ambulances. These new models are the result of several years of analysis and feedback gathered from members of the paramedical profession who have been working with three generations of prototypes, all designed to improve their working environment as well as the patient's comfort. During the discussions with government authorities, this research contributed to better define the new BNQ standard that will apply to all ambulances ultimately used in Quebec.
These new Demers ambulances, that will be installed on Ford and GM vehicles and powered by diesel engines, will feature a safe and ergonomic patient compartment. The module was designed with two seats on the right side instead of a traditional squad bench, allowing paramedics to optimally position themselves as they care for the patient, while also staying buckled in. The left side hosts mainly storage spaces.
"The safety of paramedics and patients has always been a priority for us at Demers", said Alain Brunelle, President and General Manager of Demers Ambulance Manufacturer. "That's why our company has been heavily involved since the early stages of the new standard definition and we have worked closely with several customers to understand their reality and their needs. We believe these new ambulances will satisfy their expectations and certainly maximize safety and comfort for all occupants. "
With the new standard, all occupants including paramedics in the ambulance compartment will remain seated and seat belted at all times, including during patient treatment. Equipment and supplies are accessible from the fixed seat. Moreover, even with this new seat configuration, it remains possible to carry two patients. "This is a major improvement for paramedics and we look forward to hearing their feedback," also added Mr. Brunelle.
Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer has confirmed orders for close to 150 units of these two new models, including orders from the Corporation d'Urgences Santé, the CPO (Coopérative des Paramédics de l'Outaouais) the CAMBI (Corporation ambulancière de Beauce inc.), the CTAQ (Coopérative des techniciens ambulanciers du Québec) and many others. This order backlog already ensures a continuous production activity until October 2016.
Several innovations and new features have been developed for these new vehicles, such as:
- The ALS compartment has been moved backward to insure greater accessibility from the fixed seat on the right side;
- EcoSmart Anti-Idling system for reduced fuel consumption;
- Heating and air conditioning systems with independently ducted vents;
- Automotive-style flush mounted windows for improved aesthetics.
About Demers Ambulance Manufacturer
Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer Incorporated. (Demers Ambulances) is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of ambulances, and one of the largest North American manufacturers of such vehicles. Marked by numerous successes over its five decades of existence, Demers has sold more than 18,000 ambulances to customers in over twenty countries. Demers contributes to the Canadian and Quebec economy, hiring more than 200 people at its plant in Beloeil. The company also contributes to the success of more than 300 suppliers, most of whom are based in Québec and Canada. With advanced products that consistently exceed the expectations of the world's emergency services, Demers is recognized as an innovator in ambulance engineering, introducing and perfecting details that provide security to paramedics and patients, while meeting the global challenges of today.
Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer is a "ISO 9001: 2008" certified company. It is also accredited by Transport Canada and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in its "verification program member." It is also a Ford Motor Company Qualified Vehicles Modifier (QVM) and an approved installer by the Mercedes Benz upfitter program. Demers meets and exceeds the highest testing standards in the industry. In addition to its principal place of business and its main production center in Beloeil, Quebec, the company operates a plant in Plattsburgh, New York. To learn more about Demers Ambulance Manufacturer Incorporated, one must visit demers-ambulances.com.
SOURCE Demers-Ambulances inc.
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