Montgomery County Fire Rescue Services. MAB Safety and Stretcher Improvements. Padding was added to support struts and stretcher slide next to 3 attendant seats. Padding was added to side of storage cabinet next to seating.
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MAB Safety and Stretcher Improvements
This will also reduce the potential for an oxygen leak from breaking off the liter flow connection during a collision
Panel and padding will be added here
Held in place by velcro on inside and outside
When using a external electrical source for lighting and/or AC/Heat, the battery charger should also be plugged in to prevent potential battery drain
50 Amp shoreline connector
Battery Charger Connector
External 3 prong twist Electrical Source (1 of 4)
1” Tubing that is ¼” thick and goes completely around the frame of stretcher
Slide adjustment is provided to allow for stretcher flex or bays and slides being out of square
Stretcher flex when weight is added has been significantly reduced by eliminating the hinge and increasing the tubing thickness to ¼”
Old flex with weight was 3” or greater and new flex is ½” to 1” with 250lb. patient
Cot is still rated at 350 lbs. maximum
This helps eliminate the glare that is caused by the fluorescent lights at night.
The secondary advantage is it can be closed to prevent the media from filming patients inside the bus from the front.