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Old 02-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Skip Goulet - Deceased 1945 - 2018 Skip Goulet - Deceased 1945 - 2018 is offline
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Originally Posted by Steve Loftin View Post
Area Ambulance Service (aka Le Flore County Emergency Service) was a loosely operated, take-your-chances private service in Poteau, OK. One of their vehicles was this 1975-or-so Wayne/Chevrolet Care-O-Van. Original warning equipment included dual #184 beacons, the usual perimeter/tunnel lighting, and a #PA-20A with dual CP25s. To this A.A.S. added a Twinsonic as well as a Visibar, a North American electronic siren with dual TS-24 speakers, a Q2B, and grille lights. I estimate the draw from the warning lights alone to be 134 amps! Add in front/rear A/C (if/when it worked), headlights, and dual electronic sirens as well as the Q; well, you can imagine the potential for problems!

(SL photo)
Easterling F.H. in Odessa had a pair of these, but they weren't quite as elaborate. Steve has pix of another unusual Easterling ambulance: a hightop short Olds ambulance. Easterling's two Care-O-Vans went to a private service when Easterling got out of it and they were later to sold to someone in Mexico.

BTW, Steve. someone has posted this on the elightbars board today.
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