Queensland Ambulance Service - Vehicles


QAS is in the process of upgrading its fleet of vehicles in metropolitan areas to Mercedes Sprinters with the new livery, which is intended to allow for a uniform vehicle across Australia. However, in some areas, use of such vehicles is limited, thus other vehicles(for example 4WDs, troopies or converted Commodores) are used. These vehicles (Mercedes Sprinters) are used by both Advanced Care Paramedics (ACPs) and Patient Transport Officers. The acute vehicles carry one (1) stretcher and the patient transport vehicles carry two (2).

Intensive Care Paramedics (ICPs) often drive 'interceptor pods' (commonly station wagons, or in some areas, dual-cab utes). These vehicles cannot carry patients, however they carry much of the same equipment as the Sprinters, and are able to get to scenes relatively quickly.

Previously, the QAS used Ford 'F-Trucks' (Ford F-250 and F-350). These are still in use in rural areas, however are not common in the Metropolitan areas.

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