• Short Summary

    AN AMBULANCE WITH A DIFFERENCE WAS DEMONSTRATED IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA THIS WEEK. THE "SNOWMOBILE RESCUE?

  • Description

    AN AMBULANCE WITH A DIFFERENCE WAS DEMONSTRATED IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA THIS WEEK. THE "SNOWMOBILE RESCUE UNIT" IS DESIGNED TO MOVE INTO WINTRY AREAS INACCESSIBLE TO MOST VEHICLES AND CONVENTIONAL AMBULANCES, IN PARTICULAR.

    THE SNOWMOBILE UNIT -- NORMALLY MOUNTED ON A RIG -- IS TOWED BY A STANDARD AMBULANCE, AND CAN BE DETACHED QUICKLY. ATTACHED TO THE SNOWMOBILE IS A STRETCHER MOUNTED ON A LARGE SLED. THE STRETCHER SECTION OF THE SNOWMOBILE IS EQUIPPED WITH OXYGEN AND OTHER EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT.

    OFFICIALS SAY THE EQUIPMENT CN CROSS ICE-LOCKED LAKES, CUT THROUGH WOODS OR MOVE EASILY THROUGH DEEP SNOW, AND THUS SAVE THE TIME THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE.

    AN AMBULANCE COMPANY PUT FORWARD THE SNOWMOBILE LAST WINTER, PRIMARILY FOR OBSTETRIC CASES. THE SLED WAS PERFECTED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, BUT HAS NOT YET HAD A RUN UNDER REALISTIC CONDITIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9CDW284M3NPJSEGT8P0FMLI9S
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CDW284M3NPJSEGT8P0FMLI9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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