What Is a Simbulance?

November 16, 2015 | 1

A “Simbulance” is an ambulance that is specifically designed to run emergency simulations, which are used in training emergency medical personnel. It is a portmanteau (combination) of the words simulation and ambulance.

Oftentimes, simbulances are simply retired ambulances. But in many cases, simulation operators need additional room beyond just the physical ambulance space.

That was the case with Wake County EMS in North Carolina. For years, Wake County used old ambulances to run their simulations. This wasn’t always ideal. Wake County realized that they needed a more reliable and efficient training facility, with more space to run the simulations.

Enter La Boit specialty Vehicles. La Boit was able to custom design a simulation unit to meet the exact specifications of Wake County EMS. The 37ft Freightliner M2 Diesel includes a re-creation of a typical ambulance compartment in the back, as well as two additional spaces, one for debriefing trainees post-simulation, and another to hold two IT workspaces for SIM operators. Oh, and lots and lots of storage.

Take a look at the brand new Simbulance below!

About La Boit Specialty Vehicles

La Boit Specialty Vehicles president Gil Blais first started La Boit in his garage in 1981, where he hand-made organizational boxes for traveling veterinarians. Fast forward to today, La Boit Specialty Vehicles is now a leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing for the Veterinary, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Dental, Medical, Command, and Bloodmobile industries.

La Boit Specialty Vehicles offers a variety of vehicles to suit your needs, from 18ft pull-behind trailers to 40ft drivable coaches, none of which require a CDL to drive. Best of all, our vehicles are commercially-built from the chassis up for your specific needs, and are never converted RVs.

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