The Dubai Ambulance service has just upped its game even further after acquiring 3 new supercars. This takes its supercar fleet from 5 to 8.
High speed healthcare
The announcement came yesterday, with the service sharing a photo of two of the impressive cars on their Instagram page. According to Khalifa Bin Drai, executive director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS), the supercars include a Nissan GT, a Corvette and a Range Rover.
The purpose of the new wheels will be to assist medics in achieving faster response times for urgent medical cases. Two paramedics and a driver will man the cars, which come equipped with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) equipment and oxygen cylinders. They will also be kitted out with tools for treating road traffic accident victims and those who have been affected in drowning incidents. With the new cars, it is expected that response times can be reduced from 4 to 8 minutes, with the paramedics being able to provide urgent first aid treatment while the ambulance is on its way.
Spot the cars out around town
If you’re keen to see these new cars for yourself, keep your eyes peeled in areas such as Dubai Mall, City Walk, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The cars will be deployed in these locations and will also be on duty at sporting events, such as marathons, cycling and horse races.
Dubai is famous for being a supercar hotspot, with affluent residents and emergency services alike owning luxury vehicles. It’s not just Dubai’s paramedics who put these high speed machines to good use, the police and also the fire services have their own equivalents. The latest reveal of the newest assets to join the ambulance crew comes as part of a three-month long campaign put together by DCAS, Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). ‘Give way … Give Hope’ is the name given to the new initiative which aims to reduce emergency response times as well as reduce the number of crashes involving emergency vehicles. It will also qualify emergency drivers in the police, fire and ambulance services.
This video was shared explaining the purpose of the campaign.