Officials: Tiny ambulance to make Bartlett safer | Health
(WMC-TV) – Bartlett officials say the city’s new, tiny ambulance will make a big difference in emergency situations.
The Special Response Vehicle is essentially a miniaturized ambulance built on the chassis of a six person, all terrain vehicle.
The rugged vehicle, known as MedStat, “is designed to be used in situations that limit or prevent the use of a full-sized ambulance, such as off-road locations, within a large group of people, or when the roadways are impassable,” according to a city spokesman.
Not only do officials say the vehicle will make Bartlett safer, they also say the ambulance’s almost $64,500 price tag was cost effective.
The money for the vehicle came from a federal grant designed to enhance responses during a mass casualty event.
Memphis currently has the only other medStat in Shelby County. However, Collierville and Germantown are also expected to get the vehicles soon.
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