Buying a new ambulance is an expensive task including the request for proposal process, budget requests and long-range planning meetings. Advances in ambulance safety, manufacturing standards and design conspicuity can all impact your apparatus purchasing experience. Additionally, increased vehicle options and carbon emissions reduction goals will drive more and more electric vehicle purchases in the years ahead.
So, where do you start when you’re in the market for a new, or even pre-owned, ambulance?
Beyond new ambulance options, cost-effective alternatives have impacted the market with ambulance remounts and have created a “like new” opportunity for agencies to update only the necessary components of their fleet’s construction. Regardless of the age of your ambulance, a number of considerations exist that afford nearly every EMS agency the opportunity to purchase the ambulance option that best fits their needs. Learn more about implementing electric vehicles, remounting existing vehicles and purchasing new or pre-owned ambulances in this guide, including:
- Key considerations before buying
- Implementation considerations
- Questions to ask vendors
- Company directory
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