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Forsyth’s new bus ambulance can hold 21 patients

Posted on: 6:14 pm, May 2, 2012, by

New Forsyth County EMS Bus

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Forsyth County can now transport up to 21 people in one vehicle thanks to a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

The county unveiled its bus ambulance on Wednesday. It’s the seventh bus-sized ambulance in the state.

The bus can also be used as an emergency hydration and rehabilitation center for emergency responders, as well as serve as an emergency center during natural disasters.

The bus is equipped with fully automated ramps, beds and lift units, and it also can remotely link to any hospital computer system in the state.

“We tried to engineer all the safety hazards for both crew and patients out of this bus, and at this point it is the only one in the country that has technology built into it,” said Rodney Overman with Forsyth County EMS.

All the buses in the state could be sent to aid state or federal officials at any time.

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