A British car maker has developed a mobile casualty unit capable of providing a range of emergency services at large-scale disasters.
GV & SV Ambulance arriving and being positioned (4 shots)
GV Staff unloading hovercraft (3 shots)
SV INT Driver swings round to operate console (2 shots)
SV Automatic suspension working
SV ZOOM INTO TV camera on roof
SCU INT Driver operating console and looking at screens
GV & SV Victim carried in on stretcher and put ont towel hoist with oxygen equipment (2 shots)
SV INT Ambulance men move injured into ambulance and along to doctor
SV & SCU Doctor treating patient (3 shots)
GV Hovercraft in operation with injured carried in foreground
SV Rescue buggy passes with patient
SV Patients inside ambulance
GV Ambulance leaving scene
Initials BB/1623 FC/TB/BB/1647
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Background: A British car maker has developed a mobile casualty unit capable of providing a range of emergency services at large-scale disasters.
British Leyland Motor Corporation Limited has developed, what it calls, "The British Leyland Lifeliner" -- a multi-purpose emergency vehicle, built on its Leyland National bus chassis.
The vehicle is fully equipped for instant conversion into a communications centre and a casualty-clearing station. It has its own electric generator, radio telephone and computer link controlled from the driver's compartment.
The main body of the vehicle is fitted with oxygen and anaesthetic gas supplies, electro-cardiographs, saline drips and other built-in life-saving equipment.
This vehicle also has a small hovercraft and a buggy on trial for search-and-rescue duties.