Vehicles we use
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE AMBUCYCLE
Without a doubt, the ambucycle is United Hatzalah’s biggest contribution to emergency first response. Ambucycles are motorcycles used by United Hatzalah’s volunteers throughout Colombia to make sure they get to emergencies within the first few minutes. Ambucycles, due to their size, are not held up by traffic jams or narrow streets, unlike cars and ambulances. Ambucycles have an attached first-aid case that is designed to hold all the necessary medical equipment. No matter where a volunteer is, s/he is always ready to leave whatever s/he is doing, get on his or her ambucycle, turn on the sirens, and race to an emergency. Thanks to these distinctive motorcycles and United Hatzalah’s unique dispatch technology, the average response time of an ambucycle medic is 3 minutes, and in city centers, it decreases to 90 seconds. United Hatzalah currently operates 12 Ambucycles.
The ambucycle is not fitting for every volunteer. The ambucar exists for those who need a form of transportation but do not want to or are unable to ride an ambucycle. United Hatzalah’s fleet of Ambucars – rapid response licensed emergency response cars fitted with sirens and emergency lights – fill the operational gap between ambulances and Ambucycles, allowing our volunteer
medics and personnel to carry all the medical gear found in an ambulance while going about their daily routine in all weather conditions, including rain, which is sometimes problematic for Ambucycles. While Ambucycles facilitate the fast arrival of volunteers to the scene, Ambucars ensure the arrival of professional Search and rescue teams who need more equipment. With additional seating and storage, Ambucars allow United Hatzalah Colombia directors, MCI
coordinators, and dispatch personnel to carry additional equipment, including mobile dispatch cases, search and rescue (SAR) equipment, reserve medical equipment, and command post tents, which facilitate the setup of fully operational command posts.
United Hatzalah Colombia volunteer medics respond within seconds from the onset of any incident. An ambulance is dispatched and races to the scene to help save yet another life. It brings a broad array of emergency medical equipment, medicines, and bandages. Most importantly, it brings a caring and committed team of medics who will treat, stabilize, and transport the patient to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
RAPID RESPONSE ELECTRICAL BICYCLE
Specially outfitted with distinctive United Hatzalah decals and markings, a siren and flashing lights, and a full supply of medical first aid equipment.
RAPID RESPONSE BMW GS MOTORBIKE
Specially outfitted to carry more equipment, but still smaller than an ambulance. This BMW GS we use to arrive fast to any emergency, with more advanced equipment.
RESCUE ATV – AMBUTRACTOR
Whereas Ambucycles are the key to rapid response in urban environments, there are plenty of places in Colombia that cannot be approached by cars or motorcycles; mountain paths and desert roads, among others, are difficult to approach, but emergencies can occur in these places as well. That is why United Hatzalah Colombia use Ambutractors stationed around the country and uses
them for rescue operations requiring a different, more powerful 4-wheel vehicle to save those in trouble. The ambutractor is a 4 wheel drive made for desert landscape, with a hard shell roof and a front seat that folds down enabling a full size medical cot for transport. The ambutractor is a practical method to respond, treat, and evacuate a missing or injured person. It quickly locates victims in forests, deserts, and rough terrains. The Ambutractor is used in hilly, rocky, and wooded areas where there is rugged terrain, and/or where there are high incidents of search and rescue operations.