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Old May 21st, 2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Africa's Ambulances and EMS (Emergency Medical Services)

Post all pictures of Africa's Ambulances and/or EMS (Emergency Medical Services) here.

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Old May 21st, 2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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Egypt's Ambulance Service/EMS

Egypt's Ambulance Service EMS


The Ministry of Health is upgrading the nation’s ambulances, with more than 1,200 new Volkswagen T5 vehicles. Each new emergency vehicle is equipped with state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment, for a total per vehicle cost of LE 500,000 (Around $100,000 per vehicle) . The equipment includes, bocarol elec. suction,Weinmann Medumat portable automatic Ventilator,Schiller AED,aluminum First-Aid Kit,2 oxygen bottles, stretcher, spinebord, scoop-stretcher stowed underneath and folding evac-chair. The Minsirty of health will also receive six high-speed boats to serve areas in Luxor city and Qena governorate where the Nile is an easier way to transfer patients, teh Ministry will also recevie two helicopter Ambulances. The Ministry of Health has also retrained its 3000 paremedics so that that they are compatible with the new equipment. The Ministry has also started strategically stationing the ambulances in public squares to decrease response times. This has decreased the response time to 8 minutes.








I took the following 6 pictures myself.

I took the first 2 from the roof of the Cairo Sheraton then when I was leaving, I went up to the Ambulance, and talked to them, and they let me take photos from the inside. WE talked about the job, it was 14:00 at the time, and they had already responded to six calls, ranging from a heart attack to a car crash. Then, when I was looking and taking pics inside, I asked them to test one of the instruments on me, they took out this tiny, high-tech instrument which measures your blood pressure by making a small puncture in your skin, and using one small drop of blood. The process takes about 15 seconds. I asked them to do it just for fun

So as I was leaving, they got a call on the radio, an injury in a fire, and off they went, sirens blazing.

I was amazed at the modern interiors of the new ambulances, before, the old ambulances had very little stuff, but now, looking at these pics, im proud that the inside of Egyptian Ambulances are no different than those in first world countries Look:



























New Volkswagen Crafter Ambulance for Egypt:



I was surprised when I saw these new ambulances, the orange ones were still brand new and arrived just 8 months ago. So I went up to the paramedics and asked them, and they told me that the yellow Volkswagen Crafter ones are handy for big crashes or disasters happen, because they carry more patients than the orange ones. But he told me that just because theres a crash it doesnt mean that the orange ones wont go, he said dispatch always selects the nearest available ambulance (wheather its yellow or orange.)

Ambulance Stations dotted regualry on the Wadi El Natroun & North Coast Highways (These 3 pics also taken by me ):






I had a personal experience with the Ambulance service last month, and a good one at that. I was with my uncle and we went to check up on his house under construction just outside of Cairo, when one of the construction workers (who was diabetic) suddenly collapsed. We ran up to him, and he would not respond. We quickly dialed 123 (ambulance number), gave our name location and whats wrong. I knew first aid, so I quickly checked his pulse, thank god there was one. We moved him into the shade and applied a cool wet towel on his forehead, and cleared his airway. But soon enough we heard a faint siren getting closer and closer and blue lights appeared in the distancethe ambulance had arrived within 3 minutes of our phonecall!! And I found the shining yellow ambulance outside the front garden. The paramedics quickly got out brought the stretcher and a kit, they checked his vitals put him on the stretcher and quickly moved him into the ambulance, where I saw them place an oxygen mask on him. The patient's brother was already at the house before he collapsed and he accompanied him to the hospital in the ambulance. He later told us that they arived at Sheikh Zayed Hospital in 15 minutes, and his brother was now recovering. I was very impressed!

Emergency Medical Service Call Center Ambulance Project

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The Emergency Medical Service Call Center Ambulance Project, a joint effort between MCIT (Ministry of Communication and Information Technology) and the Ministry of Health and Population, was established to develop the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system in the Greater Cairo area, which covers the Cairo, Giza and Qalioubiya governorates.

The project will provide the Egyptian Ambulance Services Authority with a computerized ambulance dispatch system for the target area, and improve the speed and efficiency of service through:

- Optimization of control center processes: digital recording of incoming emergency calls and use of a database system will reduce call response time and facilitate provision of information to ambulance crews before they arrive at the scene of emergency
- Redistribution of ambulance medical units to provide more even coverage
- Adoption of relevant technology: Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications will facilitate control centers’ management and monitoring of the ambulance fleet
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http://mcit.gov.eg/ProjectDetails.as...4Hcg=&type=ICT for Health

This project was initiated in October 2009.

Before this project, a telephone agent would receive the call, transfer it to a dispatcher, the dispatcher would then figure out which is the closest ambulance using a map, and contact them via a 2-way radio. A process that takes 3-4 mins before the Ambulance can even MOVE>

NOW, the call will be received in one control room. Where there will be huge screen with a digital map showing the positions of all the ambulances using the GPS, AVL, and GIS technology. The computer will autmoatcally find the closest one for dispatch, and the dispatcher will contact the ambulance through the radio, and be able to give all the information to the ambulance crews automatically, electronically.

This can reduce response time by a good 5 mins, enough to save someone's life.

All pics courtesy of ms4d - Flickr.

New Volkswagen Crafter, Special Blood Transporter vehicle, photos taken infront of Mansoura University:

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Ambulance Station, New Damietta City:

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Egypt, Volkswagen Crafter Ambulance:

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Old May 21st, 2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Mozambique Ambulance Service/EMS

Kia Besta Ambulance, Maputo, Mozambique.



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Old May 21st, 2010, 07:18 PM   #4
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South African Ambulance Service/EMS

Toyota Hi-Ace 5th Generation Ambulance Eastern Cape, South Africa:



Mercedes Benz Vito Ambulance South Africa:



Paramedic Mercedes Benz Vito South Africa Interior and Exterior:



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Algerian Emergency Service (SAMU & Protection Civile)













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MOROCCAN AMBULANCES










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The majority of the fleet of the protection civile ambulance's is made of Ford E-series like this one (2008-2009 model)





The new Ford E-Series of the Moroccan protection civile (2010 model):

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Old October 31st, 2010, 11:12 PM   #7
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some ambulance protection civile tunisienne





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DR Congolese Ambulances at Mutombo Dikembe's Hospital

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Not many pics available, but here's one in Ethiopia

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Here are 2 videos I took of Volkswagen T5 Ambulances responding in Alexandria:

This one taken at 1:30 AM on the Corniche, but still caught up in traffic



This one taken in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandria, no traffic, Ambulance passes by like a bullet:





The next big surprise ( a good one) was when I spotted a Quick-Response Paramedic Mercedes A Class of the Egyptian Ambulance Service.

Quick-Response vehicles are usually small cars, much smaller than the conventional ambulance, which can transport a Paramedic and limited equipment, usually much quicker than a normal Ambulance. This is handy for when the Quick-Response vehicle needs to overcome traffic, or in incidents like Heart Attacks where every minute is critical.

Quick-Response vehicles are very common in Europe. For example, here's the London Ambulance Service's quick response vehicle: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/...20826849de.jpg


Our Egyptian Quick Response Vehicle looks beautiful, Mercedes A Class. Very happy to see the Quick Response Vehicles being used in Egypt











Ambulance Station on Mersa Matruh-Alexandria Highway, just after Marina - Gate 5, with 2 shiny Volkswagen Crafter Ambulances and Mercedes A Class quick response vehicle:





Volkswagen Crafter Ambulance just outside of Cairo:



Volkswagen Crafter Ambulance on Alexandria Corniche:





Volkswagen T5 Ambulance in Midan Libnan, Cairo:





Volkswagen T5 Ambulance just outside of Cairo:

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Kenya Ambulances

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Vaccination/BloodBank Ambulance


Water Ambulance



MotorBike Ambulances to reach remote villages.

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Moroccan Ambulances & EMS



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Up in snow high in the Atlas mountains.

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Type C-130 Hercules military aircraft trying to land on the military base in the town of Guelmim crashed into a mountain in the south of the country due to bad weather conditions.

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Abulances and fire trucks in and around nigeria






















From the bombings in abuja








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DRC's Ambulance Service /EMS



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What make is the DRC ambulances? They look quite cool
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