Specialty Emergency Response Vehicle Added To The Fleet AAA Ambulance Service Operates
Hattiesburg, MS - August 23, 2001 - Wade N. Spruill, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of AAA Ambulance Service announced the addition of SERV (Specialty Emergency Response Vehicle) to the companys fleet of 23 ambulance vehicles.
SERV is a six-wheel vehicle, with 4-wheel drive capabilities, dedicated to providing an expanded community service. Often referenced as a mini-ambulance, SERV will give our paramedics quick access to and transport for those in need of emergency care during mass public gatherings like community festivals, football games, and musical events. Large public gatherings and Search and Rescue situations often prohibit access with an ambulance. That problem has been eliminated.
SERV is transported in a 16-foot trailer designed as an on-scene first aid station. Spruill stated that the trailer has been converted to provide air-conditioned and heated patient rehabilitation within the oxygen equipped patient care area. We are also able to provide increased lighting for on-scene patient care and have space for equipment and supplies.
Some of the features of the vehicle include
Six wheel vehicle with 4-wheel drive capabilities
Complete supine spinal immobilization of patients for transport to tertiary transport
Attendant seat is close to the patient for continued care and treatment
Close-quarter contact to patients that are usually inaccessible
Some of the features of the trailer include
Air-conditioned patient rehabilitation
Oxygen-equipped patient care area within the trailer
Increased lighting for on-scene patient care
Plenty of cargo and equipment space
The areas of use that the SERV and the transport trailer will be utilized include
Downtown street festivals
Search and Rescue Operations either water or land
Stand-by operations for fire departments and law enforcement
About AAA Ambulance Service: AAA Ambulance Service, founded in 1965, created one of the first licensed emergency medical services providers in Mississippi. The community, tax-supported nonprofit organization’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce trauma-related personal anguish and health care costs. For more information, visit http://www.aaaambulance.net.
Contact: Christy M. Joy
PO Box 17889
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
207 South. 28th Ave.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 264-0175 SND.Email