Medical bus for 18 patients to be based in Currituck

By on April 9, 2013

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A new vehicle designed to transport a large group of injured people during a mass casualty incident in northeastern North Carolina is being based in Currituck County.

A medical ambulance bus will serve as a regional asset for Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

The 13 counties comprise one of North Carolina’s nine Domestic Preparedness and Readiness Regions as determined by the state Department of Public Safety.

The bus was funded through a grant provided by the Department of Homeland Security, according to a news release.

The air-conditioned bus is a fully-equipped medical ambulance capable of transporting 18 bedridden patients. Beds can be folded up to accommodate patients in sitting positions, as well as those in wheelchairs.

The vehicle is housed at the Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department’s station in Grandy.

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Currituck Fire & Emergency Medical Services Chief Robert Glover said that all members of the Fire & EMS staff will be trained to work on the medical bus. In addition, a small number will be trained as drivers.

Protocols for staffing the vehicle will include a regional response team to work together during large-scale incidents, according to Glover.

Glover said the medical bus will also be pre-positioned at significant events in Currituck County and throughout the region.


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Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

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