Montreal – Demers Ambulances, a North American leader in ambulance manufacturing, has been selected as the lead proponent to build 60 ambulances for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, a high-performance emergency medical services and mobile healthcare system based in Fort Worth, Texas.
Demers Ambulances and its local dealer partner expect a finalized contract within the next few weeks. It is anticipated that the initial rollout of the new Demers ambulances will begin early in the summer, with MedStar-wide implementation of the first production build by end of 2018.
Under the terms of the agreement, Demers will manufacture 60 ambulances over a 5-year period. The agreement includes an option for the development of additional vehicles. To meet MedStar’s specific needs, Demers developed a new Dodge Type 1 short wheelbase model. The new model includes an integrated, under the hood generator that powers a high-performance auxiliary HVAC combo system, which is critical while providing mobile healthcare services to patients in the hot Texas environment.
MedStar Mobile Healthcare is the public utility model system providing exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to residents throughout Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Central Texas. Established in 1986, MedStar is the recipient of the EMS World/NAEMT 2013 Paid EMS System of the Year, the only agency to be named an EMS10 Innovator by JEMS magazine and was named the Texas Department of State Health Services 2010 EMS System of the Year.
“The innovation, quality, attention to detail and customer service were all factors that stood out to our selection committee in choosing Demers as the successful vendor,” said Ken Simpson, MedStar’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership with the Demers team!”
About Demers Ambulances
Founded in 1960, Demers Ambulances is the second largest ambulance manufacturer in North America, delivering more than 18,000 ambulances to more than 20 countries. Recognized as a leader in innovative products that meet and exceed the expectations of medical emergency specialists around the world, Demers Ambulances is accredited by Transport Canada, recognized as a “Qualified Vehicles Modification” (QVM) by Ford, and also holds the US National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Member Verification Program (MVP) certification. To learn more about Demers Ambulances, visit www.demers-ambulances.com.
MedStar is the exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance service provider to 15 Tarrant County, Texas cities including Blue Mound, Burleson, Edgecliff Village, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Haslet, Lakeside, Lake Worth, River Oaks, Saginaw, Samson Park, Westover Hills, Westworth Village and White Settlement. Established in 1986, MedStar provides advanced life support ambulance services to 421 square miles and more than 860,000 residents in Tarrant County. MedStar responds to approximately 100,000 emergency calls a year with a fleet of 47 ambulances. To learn more about MedStar, visit www.medstar911.org.