First ambulance with ballistic protection debuted

The REV Guardian comes equipped with built-in Level IIIA ballistic protection and provides the same amount of protection as vests and helmets


By EMS1 Staff

MILWAUKEE — A manufacturing company debuted the first ambulance that comes equipped with ballistic protection.

The fully-functioning REV Guardian ambulance is wrapped in Level IIIA ballistic protection and offers the same protection as ballistic vests and helmets that are regularly issued.

The fully-functioning REV Guardian ambulance is wrapped in Level IIIA ballistic protection. (Photo/REV)
The fully-functioning REV Guardian ambulance is wrapped in Level IIIA ballistic protection. (Photo/REV)

“While it is unfortunate that this sort of ballistic protection is needed, the market has requested the development of an ambulance that does not look like an armored military vehicle and functions like a normal ambulance while providing increased safety to crews if they are involved in potential active shooter situations,” REV Ambulance Group president Bob Collins said.

The ambulance comes with run-flat tire inserts, ballistic glass and Level IIIA ballistic Kevlar throughout the vehicle. It can operate within a fleet of ambulances as a standard unit.

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