East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) are welcoming 29 new ’15 plate’ ambulances to their fleet.
The new vehicles are part of a five-year investment programme to help improve the age profile and increase the number of vehicles out on the road.
Head of Fleet Steve Farnsworth, said: “A significant amount of time and effort has gone into making sure these vehicles are the best they can be.
“Frontline colleagues have provided feedback on our previous models which has been instrumental in the design changes on our 15 plate range.”
The ambulances are Fiat Ducato’s that have been specially reinforced with an upgraded braking system and improved torque to prolong gear box and clutch life. We have also installed enhanced emergency lighting for both staff and patient safety.
Inside the vehicles we have invested in the latest technology including a new mobile data system called Terrafix which has an integrated satellite navigation and will assist crews with getting to emergencies as quickly as possible.
Only two are destined for Lincolnshire, where Boston and Lincoln get one each.