The District’s ambulance service is provided by Santa Clara County Ambulance, which has been Santa Clara County’s 911 ambulance provider since 2011.
There are more than 50 vehicles serving the county as a whole, with new equipment that has larger passenger compartments than previous vehicles, providing more room for attendants and equipment. A number of externally accessible compartments make full use of all space to hold extra supplies or special equipment required for on-scene use.
Use of special reflective paint makes the ambulance highly visible at night in the light of headlights.
View through back door with gurney locked in place.
The primary attendant has a rear-facing seat at the head end while other attendants or accompanying passengers can be accommodated on a bench along the right-hand side.
There is also a seat for a second attendant on the left-hand side.
Next to the attendant at the head end is a countertop with connections for life-support systems and space for medical supplies.
There are a number of externally accessible compartments, this one contains a special folding gurney for use on staircases as well as pneumatic stabilising devices, medical supply replenishments, etc.
Another compartment contains backboards and similar devices for use with back or neck injuries.
The gurney can be loaded and unloaded by one person.
In addition to emergency radios, the driver has access to a special ruggedized laptop computer with support information.