The following Act of the Gujarat Legislature, having been assented to by the Governor on the 3rd April, 2007 is hereby published for general information.
Ambulance registration is largely left to the state’s consideration, every state has different hows and whats of ambulance registration. We’ll refrain from providing the information on this subject since they are unique for each state. The best thing you can do is visit your local RTO and get the information from there.
1. Color : The exterior color should be brilliant white withstanding regular cleaning and weather resistant.
2. Conspicuity Improvement Units : Markings made under this should be in brilliant red (RAL code 3024). No less than 50% of the front side of the vehicle should be sulfur yellow, RAL-Code 1016 in contrast to no less than 10% brilliant red, RAL Code 9010. The word “AMBULANCE” on yellow background, a minimum of 65% of the hood width, shall be in mirror image (reverse reading) for mirror identification by drivers ahead.
3. Emblems : The emblems (every other sign, symbol, or marking not referred to under ‘conspicuity improvement units’) are only allowed in a non-reflecting manner and the size can’t be bigger than 60% of the “AMBULANCE” markings. Ambulance Calling Number (YYY) if available must be displayed on the side and back of the Road ambulance.
4. Warning lights : Type A and B road ambulances have flashers fitted at the appropriate locations as per the vehicle type.
5. Sirens : Sirens with loudspeakers should be mounted in all types of ambulances. The frequency range permitted for these sirens is 500 HZ to 2,000 Hz. Wail and yelp signals that cycle between 10 – 18 respectively 150 – 250 per minute at a sound pressure of 110db(A) – 120db(A) is permitted. A public address system works at all times from the driver’s seat. Also, the siren switch can only be used when the warning lights are on.
6. Recognition of personal : Safety garments for ambulance personnel should conform to at least ISO 14116:2008. These are protective clothing that gives protection against heat and flame.
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
The National Ambulance Service is the statutory pre-hospital emergency and intermediate care provider for the State. In the Dublin metropolitan area, ambulance services are provided by the NAS and Dublin Fire Brigade. Private and not for profit providers also play an important role in transporting patients requiring access to health care services and in supporting a variety of public and sporting events. We also work closely with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) in border areas for the benefit of the population on both sides of the border. It is envisaged that these arrangements will continue. While NAS has made significant improvements in its service delivery over recent years, we recognise that future improvements are required to meet the changing needs of our patients. The National Ambulance Service responds to over 300,000 ambulance calls each year, employs over 1,600 staff across 100 locations and has a fleet of approximately 500 vehicles. In conjunction with its partners the National Ambulance Service transports approximately 40,000 patients via an Intermediate Care Service, co-ordinates and dispatches more than 800 aero medical/air ambulance calls, completes 600 paediatric and neonatal transfers and supports Community First Responder Schemes across the country.