Responder Ambulance from Braun
“Be The First On Scene”
The Responder ambulance is the newest model to hit Braun Industries’ lineup. Launched in late 2013, the 12.5′ model was designed to maximize work space and enhance crew efficiency. It features the latest safety innovations in the EMS marketplace, creating an optimal environment for patient and crew, and is mounted on the Freightliner Sprinter chassis to increase usable payload. Combined with Braun exclusives such as their SolidBody™ Construction and EZ Glide™ Door, this compact model has everything you’re looking for in a new ambulance.
- Forward facing seating
- EVS 1760 4-point curbside seating with fold-up seat cushion
- EZ Glide™ sliding side entry door with 4” lowered entry height
- Door-forward design
- Isolated 02 compartment compliant with NFPA 1917
- MasterTech™ IV electrical system
- VitalMax™ LED lighting package
- Angled power distribution quarters
- Ergonomic equipment storage design
- Clean sweep interior sealed aluminum cabinets
More About The Responder Ambulance
When engineering The Responder, Braun paid great attention to how the unit would function for the crew tasked with performing life-saving emergency medicine in it. They wanted to build a safer ambulance that was easy for crews to gain access to equipment and supplies, and treat their patients. Therefore, top on the list of design considerations were safety and ergonomics.
The number one cause of death in EMS motor vehicle accidents is unseated medics. In older ambulance models, crew is often forced to get up out of their belted position to properly treat a patient and access equipment/supplies. The inclusion of forward-facing seats in The Responder eliminates this dangerous practice. The seat bottoms flip up and out of the way to load and unload the vehicle, making it easier to get things in and out of the ambulance. They then open and swivel forward for crew to be seated and belted in. Combined with an ergonomic design that places important equipment and supplies within reach of the seated EMT, there is no need to unbuckle and move about the box. The design is reminiscent of European emergency vehicles, which are subject to stricter safety standards, and a direction Braun ambulances is out front for here in the US.
The Responder is also paving the way for ambulance models compliant with the forthcoming NFPA 1917 standards. Scott Braun, Braun Vice President of Quality Solutions, is an appointed member to the NFPA 1917 Technical Committee. While these standards have not yet gone into effect, Braun has already begun integrating many of the new requirements into their emergency vehicles. For example, The Responder features an isolated 02 compartment.
If you are searching for a new ambulance model that is safe and easy to work in, consider The Responder.