Burbank Fire Department Puts First of Three New Rescue Ambulances on Streets

By On January 22, 2012

New and ready to serve you Burbank's New RA 11 in Service. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burbank Fire Department put into service this week a shinny and new fully equipped Paramedic Ambulance – RA-11.

Paramedics Erick Clements & Frank Quinones where the first to go on a medical run with the new RA, which was to a Burbank resident who fell on the sidewalk, they treated her at the scene, but she didn’t need to be transported.

The new rig has state of the art equipment, horns, siren, shocks, airbags, along with a gurney, and even a

New and ready to serve you Burbank's New RA 11 in Service. (Photo by Ross A. Benson

refrigerator to keep prescription medicines that require certain temperature control.

After their medical call they took their new ambulance to Saint Joseph Medical Center, to restock and be ready for the next medical run. The department and city communications will now prepare two other new ambulances that match this one exactly to replace two other aging ambulances.  The older rigs have lasted several years longer than planned and have plenty of miles will be kept as backups until needed.

 

Burbank Paramedics Erick Clements and Frank Quinones the first paramedics to use the new RA. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

New and ready to serve you Burbank's New RA 11 in Service. (Photo by Ross A. Benson

 

New and ready to serve you Burbank's New RA 11 in Service. (Photo by Ross A. Benson

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