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Founder and former President & CEO, Brian Connor has had a lifelong interest in antique and vintage cars and trucks. These old out of service ambulances come up for sale periodically and since they are not a muscle car, vintage European sports car or family cruiser, they tend to go for very reasonable money.
During the summer months, we enjoy bringing them to local car shows. When you climb inside one of these early time capsules you can tell the field of emergency care has come a long way over the years. Back then, basic life support was truly basic.
In 1974, the EMS Systems Act was passed by congress mandating all communities receiving federal funds must meet certain criteria for emergency vehicles by 1978. Passenger car bodied ambulances no longer met federal guidelines, the act set forth the specifications for the Type I (small truck body with a modular compartment), Type II (van body with a raised roof) and Type III (van chassis with a modular compartment) bodies in use today.
The history of the ambulance goes back to the beginning of humanity. Delivering sick and injured people to a care center in a cart has been around since humans discovered the wheel. Early battlefield treatment has been part of war since Napoleon Bonaparte lead his troops in the late 1700s. And subsequent conflicts throughout the world have lead to rapid advances in treatment of the injured, which has been carried on to civilian life.
With the rise of terrorism throughout the world ambulances and the EMT’s that operate them have become our first lines of safety after an attack. LifeLine Ambulance has kept up with all the modern advancements in emergency care including our modern disaster relief unit pictured here.