Hess unveils its first-ever toy ambulance

The ambulance and rescue set comes with two emergency rigs equipped with a total of nearly 100 flashing lights and siren sound-effects


By Laura French

NEW YORK — The Hess Corporation's toy division unveiled its first-ever ambulance toy to celebrate first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 2020 Ambulance and Rescue set, Hess' official Holiday Toy of the year, comes with Type I ambulance sporting 70 flashing lights and siren sound effects, and also includes a rescue pickup truck with an additional 26 working lights, according to the company. The lights on the ambulance feature four different flashing light patterns, also a first in Hess' toy series. 

Hess has released its first-ever ambulance toy, the 2020 Ambulance and Rescue set equipped with nearly 100 flashing lights and siren sound effects.
Hess has released its first-ever ambulance toy, the 2020 Ambulance and Rescue set equipped with nearly 100 flashing lights and siren sound effects. (Photo/Hess Corporation)

"The first ever Ambulance and Rescue is paying respect to the First Responders that continuously battle selflessly on the front lines," the company said in a statement. "Hess Trucks are designed well in advance and although releasing an ambulance amid a healthcare pandemic was purely coincidental, Hess is proud to recognize, pay tribute, and cheer loudly for our healthcare heroes through this special toy release." 

Hess has also released a free STEM curriculum guide designed by the Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Educational outreach, which includes seven lessons featuring the ambulance and rescue set as a learning tool for kids.

The set retails for $36.99 and was released early in anticipation of shipping delays. 

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