Using The Right Equipment

 In equipment, Operations, Service, Transportation

Keeping Up With The Times

Mile High Ambulance is spending time and resources to update their current Wheelchair transportation fleet

Riding around in a dated vehicle not only leads to issues during an non-emergent transportation trip, but it can also be stressful for the crew and the passengers. Many items like suspension components and tires take a lot of abuse on transportation vehicles. For this reason it is important to keep a well maintained fleet, as well as knowing when a vehicle is past it’s prime and needs to be replaced with a newer model. Mile High Ambulance has recently been upgrading many of our Wheelchair vans to Toyota Sienna minivans. These vehicles are also equipped with custom made, non-electric folding ramps. Non-electric means there are less moving and mechanical components. This is a huge benefit considering the average wheelchair van can take more than 10 trips per day.

Better Vehicles Means Easier Trips

Modern vehicles offer more amenities and more comforts – something everyone can appreciate

Similar to when you are considering a new vehicle purchase, Mile High Ambulance wants to go all out when it comes to updating their fleet vehicles. That’s why the Toyota Sienna was chosen; because of its huge list of standard features. Some of the added benefits of the new Toyota fleet include:

  • Multi-zone climate control
  • Better crash safety ratings
  • Lower floors for easier loading and unloading
  • Better safety restraint systems
  • More comfortable ride

Newer vehicles are also more fuel efficient, so not only does is Mile High Ambulance reduce our fuel costs, but we’re also expending less harmful exhaust in our environment. And that just make sense to us – helping our world while we’re out helping save lives.

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