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Eastchester EMS Outfits a 2016 Ford Interceptor Utility as 57-M1
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By Public Information Officer Max Goldberg
December 30, 2016

The Ford Interceptor Utility, chances are you have seen them flying by you, lights and sirens blazing or strategically stationed throughout your town. Finding its niche among fire, police and EMS personnel, the Ford Interceptor Utility is the perfect emergency vehicle.

With the help of a beefed-up suspension, 18” heavy-duty steel rims, an enlarged alternator and cooling system, the Interceptor Utility will happily take the beating an emergency service vehicle endures on a daily basis. With this in mind, Eastchester EMS (Eastchester, New York), purchased a 2016 Ford Interceptor Utility as their newest paramedic quick response vehicle. Loaded to the gills with the latest lights, decaling and medical equipment, this truck is a great display of the advancements the auto industry has allowed the emergency services to make. We are no longer risking life and limb to get to a call, rather we are safely responding to emergencies in a timely manner. Gone are the days where you load up an old Chevy Suburban and hope the suspension and drivetrain holds, now the vehicles are specifically designed to consistently care a lot of gear while still making evasive maneuvers if necessary.

The vehicle’s powertrain consists of a 3.7L V-6 pumping out 304-hp and 279lb-ft of torque coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. With this configuration, responders don’t have to worry about not making it to a call in time or about overworking the engine. Thanks to a heavy-duty radiator and cooling system, the Interceptor Utility is designed to run around all day.

When looking at safety features, the Ford Interceptor Utility stood out above the rest. Between steel wheels, adaptive steering tension, heavy-duty suspension and 75mph rear impact rating, the Interceptor Utility quickly really showed us that safety was their number one concern.

With all this in mind, it was an easy decision for Eastchester EMS when it came time to selecting a new paramedic quick response vehicle to cover Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe. Although the new vehicle design (our old vehicles have been Chevrolet Tahoes) took some time to get used to, our team of paramedics have sung nothing but high praise about the advanced truck.

In order to give our membership a better understanding of the vehicle, Eastchester EMS has composed numerous videos giving in-depth tours of 57-Medic1. If you want to learn more about any of our vehicles, please don’t hesitate to email publicrelations@eastchesterems.com or mgoldberg@eastchesterems.com

Photo Credit: Michael Tomechko
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President Mikos, ALS Operators Coordinator Baumblatt, Chief Louros (left to right)

Photo Credit: Michael Tomechko
President Mikos, ALS Operators Coordinator Baumblatt, Chief Louros (left to right) Photo Credit: Michael Tomechko
 
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