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MEDIX Specialty Vehicles, Inc.

In an effort to better serve our customers, Foster Coach Sales, Inc. is proud to announce that we have added a new product line to our existing offering. In addition to Horton Ambulances, we are now also a dealer for Medix Specialty Vehicles.

This product line will compliment our existing lines and give our customers a wider choice of products with the same great Foster Coach service after the sale.

Medix Specialty Vehicles is located in Elkhart, IN. The Medix product line includes Type I and Type III modular ambulances, and the Sprinter, Chevrolet, and new Ford Transit Type II’s. Many customers are drawn to the value and “functionality” of Medix standard line of products. Having the Medix product line gives us the product diversity we need to provide customers who are looking for a value base product with the inherent quality and support valued by a discerning Foster Coach customer. While not being a total custom manufacturer, Medix does provide a variety of custom interior configurations designed to meet the needs of many in the Fire/EMS industry. Medix offers a great, value based product that is a leader in the private sector and has a growing presence in the municipal, volunteer and hospital based markets. We are proud and excited to be partnered with them.

Please contact us with any questions about Medix via our toll free number at 1-800-369-4215.
We are sure that you will find the Medix product and our service worthy of your business.

>> Click here to visit Medix website <<


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SUBURBAN PURCHASING COOPERATIVE ANNOUNCES FOSTER COACH SALES, INC. / HORTON EMERGENCY VEHICLES HAS BEEN AWARDED EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR 2015.


CLICK HERE FOR FOSTER COACH LETTER FOR EXTENSION


WEMSA

FOSTER COACH BECOMES A PARTNER WITH WISCONSIN EMS BUYING GROUP

Foster Coach Sales, Inc. has partnered with WEMSA for discounts to its member for purchases of new Horton Emergency Vehicles. Each service and corporate member of the Wisconsin EMS Association is automatically eligible to purchase a new Horton with a discount from Foster Coach and Horton.

Foster Coach is proud to be able to pass this savings on to numerous departments over the years and our association with WEMSA and their staff has proven to be beneficial to all.


FOSTER COACH SALES, INC. IS NOW AN ASSIGNED CONTRACTOR FOR H-GAC

The Houston-Galveston Area Council has executed a contract with Foster Coach Sales, Inc. as an assigned vendor for Horton Emergency Vehicles, Inc. Should any municipality in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri or Wisconsin want to purchase a Horton Ambulance thru this Purchasing Cooperative, please contact us and we can assist you in purchasing your next ambulance smoothly and effectively with this group buying co-op.


2015 AMD MEETING IN TAMPA NOTES

I recently attended a meeting of Ambulance Manufacturers Division in Tampa, Florida. As a result, I have the latest information on the new Federal GSA specifications [KKK-1822] from the meeting. Any ambulance ordered after July 1, 2015 will have to meet the new specification [see attached document] in states that require units to meet the triple K spec. That means the Stryker Power Load System or the Ferno Stat track must be used for cot retention. That will dramatically add to the cost of each ambulance “ordered” after July 1st, 2015. I have contacted our states which we represent and do not have a ruling on it yet, but I assume they will comply for legal reasons if nothing else.

>> Click here for more on the GSA K3 notice <<


WHY CHOOSE FOSTER COACH SALES, INC. FOR YOUR NEXT REMOUNT?

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FOSTER COACH RECERTIFIES AS A FORD QVM REMOUNTER

On June 23rd 2014 Foster Coach Sales, Inc. had their annual Ford QVM assessment, and once again passed with flying colors. A special thanks to our employees for their dedication to make this happen again. We are proud to be one of the few dealers in the country to have this recognition for our remounting and service work.

Ford QVM Certification

HISTORY LESSON IN AMBULANCES

First Horton Ambulance
(First Horton Ambulance)

This article was in Hemming’s magazine that I got yesterday that I thought I would share with you guys. Interesting article that gives some history to it.

My Dad said it should be a Cadillac or an Oldsmobile for an ambulance—not a truck—my how times have changed—note the hanging hardware for four patient transport!!!!
Carl Horton built his first ambulance in 1968 and we have a picture attached as well of his first unit.

My how things have changed!!


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JEMS ARTICLE ABOUT NEW AMBULANCE SPECIFICATIONS

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Industry News:
AMD Minutes

First - The report by NHTSA
Analyzing Ambulance Crashes: Summary Between 1992 – 2011 (20 Years)


Annual estimated mean of 4,500 crashes involving a ground ambulance
Note: This relates to fatalities of 3 – 4 per month total but includes the other vehicles.
However if we look at 25% are in the ambulance – the one a month is still too much!
Who provides the only ambulance with Occupant Protection = Horton!



INDUSTRY NEWS – KKK

There is a new addendum #6 to KKK that includes language on cot restraints and cot mounts. It also includes language on equipment mounts and seat retention. All these are great safety improvements to our vehicles, However they do not come without a cost. States that recognize the KKK spec as a state spec be aware that the GSA wants to have these specs in place for any KKK vehicle ordered after July 2014.

The biggest issue is on cot mounting. A new test SAE J3027 says that a patient on a cot cannot move more than14” in an accident – but more important the cot has to stay in the mount. With this comes the fact that only the Stryker Power Load and the Ferno Stat Track are acceptable. While this is great move toward safety in the industry – it could have a direct impact on ambulance sales and city budgets. It also could have an effect on product availability and cot interchangeability.
This week many organizations will be meeting to discuss


Click here for: "CAAS Vehicle Standards Development- CAAS GVS 2015"



THE PRE-ENGINEERED UNIT HAS ARRIVED
Our 2014 Ford F450 4x4 Type I and 2014 Ford E450 Type III have been received.

THE PRE-ENGINEERED UNIT HAS ARRIVED

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WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR NEW LOCATION! - CLICK FOR MAP AND DIRECTIONS

As we celebrated our 56 years of continuous service last year, we appreciate all of our wonderful customers. We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for your continued support for us and for our products. We have led the nation in sales and service once again this year, as we have for the last 16 years straight. We could not have done it without you, the customer. Additionally, we could not be where we are today if it were not for all the fine support staff in Sterling. We are told daily in the field how important of a part they play in our success. As we continue to meet the challenges of today's market, we look forward to the future and proudly reflect on the past. Our new facilities only make it better!

FOSTER COACH BECOMES FORD QVM CERTIFIED

Several months ago, Foster Coach Sales Inc. joined NTEA [National Truck Equipment Association] and the AMD [Ambulance Manufacturers Division] in pursuit of the goal to become Ford QVM Certified. We are proud to announce that Foster Coach Sales, Inc. has just been certified by Ford Motor Company as one of only seven ambulance remounters in the nation. Over the past months Ford Motor Company has visited our facilities and body shop and requested additional information required to be certified under their program. This was completed and we are pleased to say that we passed with flying colors. With the help of the qualified technicians we have at Foster Coach Sales, Inc. and Rock River Auto Body, we are extremely proud to be included in this very prestigious group.

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LEADER EMERGENCY VEHICLES

Foster Coach is now a dealer for Leader Emergency Vehicles, recognized as the “Leader” in custom quality van ambulances. I have known the President for over 35 years and know his dedication to the industry. His products are a reflection of that commitment. Check them out on their website at http://www.leaderambulance.com/ and see why we are proud to be chosen as a “Leader” dealer.


HORTON INTRODUCES "COOL-TECH"

Horton has done it again. Their new Cool-Tech HVAC system is solving heating and cooling issues. Click on the attachment here to read more about it - another Horton first and exclusive feature!
See why Horton is the leader in the industry for innovation and listening to you the customer and your needs and safety.



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