The ambulance service of the Fire Services Department (FSD) is critical to the public in emergency, so ambulances must always be kept in good condition. In addition to ensuring over 400 different types of ambulances are well maintained, Fleet Management Unit of FSD Ambulance Command together with EMSD will regularly review the needs of the ambulance, introduce new technologies, new features and new equipment to enhance the operational efficiency and the ambulance service provided to the public.
To raise efficiency in hospital transfer cases, a “Powered Stretcher with Powered Fastener System” was introduced to the Hospital Transfer Ambulance. This System consists of a powered fastener system installed on the floor of ambulance and a powered ambulance stretcher. We had successfully found ways to secure the powered fastener system on the floor of ambulance, so that the patient could be loaded on the ambulance safely through the system. This system is easy to operate and saves a lot of effort. It helps the client to improve the efficiency of the patient transfer to and from the hospital and enhances the Occupational Safety and Health of the ambulance crew.
In addition, we have also enhanced the ambulance design with other retrofits to reach the latest European Standard EN 1789. One of the enhancements is the introduction of gateway door between the driver’s cab and patient compartment so as to enhance the protection of the ambulance crew and passengers during the ambulance journey. The new features introduced for the ambulances have been well received by our client and the users.