FDNY Wheeled Coach type I ambulance with idle reduction
MILWAUKEE — Wheeled Coach, a
manufacturer of emergency medical service vehicles, has received an
order for 76 ambulances for the Fire Department of New York City
that will be include environmental-friendly emission reduction
technology in keeping with the FDNY Green initiative.
A subsidiary of Milwaukee- based REV Group, Wheeled Coach will
custom build the fleet of ambulances to the department’s specific
“Our employees take great pride in building the most advanced and
rugged vehicles to meet the demands of the city that never sleeps,”
said Tim Sullivan, CEO of REV Group, in a statement.
Since 2009, Wheeled Coach has supplied more than 600 ambulances
specially constructed to the operational and design requirements of
FDNY. This most recent order of 76 ambulances features an auxiliary
power unit enabling the vehicles to fully operate when parked
without the need to run the engine in idle mode, according to the
announcement. The engine idle reduction technology provides
measurable maintenance and fuel cost savings. EMS professionals and
patients also benefit from less exposure to engine exhaust emissions
during a service call.
The ambulances also include 4-wheel drive capability to help first
responders during difficult weather conditions.
“Our designers and engineers work closely in partnership with FDNY
to build their trucks. It’s a collaboration that has developed over
the last decade,” said Kevin Kraus head of engineering at Wheeled
Coach, in a statement.