NTEA’s AMD supports emergency vehicle and medical services industries

This article was published in the May 2024 edition of NTEA News.

Ambulance Manufacturers Division (AMD), an NTEA operating division since 1986, consists of manufacturers of ambulance, rescue and emergency vehicles, and equipment, as well as related distribution and service providers. The group strives to grow and enhance its market segment; gain and share details on emergency vehicle functionality; build connections with other industry segments; encourage product innovation; and support progress of industry safety requirements and programs.

AMD has addressed many initiatives in the emergency vehicle and medical services industries, including continued occupant and vehicle safety research criteria advancements and execution with governmental organizations like National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), General Services Administration (GSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and partners such as National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO). AMD members participate in ambulance and related standards committees of SAE International, NASEMSO, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).

Ten recommended practices have been developed and maintained since 2010 through SAE International under the safety research program collaboration with NIOSH, delivering advanced test methodologies for ambulance patient compartment seating and restraints, patient litters and restraints, and equipment mounts. AMD coordinates with other industry organizations to integrate SAE documents in future ambulance standards versions. GSA, NFPA and CAAS have incorporated the new SAE documents into their respective vehicle requirements. AMD members are continuing research and development activities in several areas of child transport safety as part of a government-industry project. Additionally, the group manages the AMD Standardized Test Methods (formerly known as AMD Standards), updated in 2020, which serve as test procedures to verify requirements of GSA, NFPA and CAAS.

AMD maintains strong relationships with many chassis manufacturers and greatly appreciates their ongoing support and product updates to their emergency vehicle chassis.

How to join
To be eligible for AMD membership, an applicant must be an NTEA member in good standing and be engaged in the manufacture of ambulances or rescue or emergency medical vehicles for the North American market or be a supplier supporting the manufacture of ambulances or rescue or emergency medical vehicles for the North American market (defined to include United States, Canada and Mexico).

For more information or to join, email Steve Spata, NTEA senior technical assistance director, at steves@ntea.com.

AMD officers

  • Chair: Gordon McLean, Crestline Coach Ltd.
  • Vice Chair: Randy Smith, Life Line Emergency Vehicles Inc.
  • Treasurer: Robb Dennert, Rev Ambulance Group Orlando

AMD members

  • AEV Inc./American Emergency Vehicles (Jefferson, North Carolina)
  • Allsource Enterprises LLC Dba: Southern Emergency (Roanoke, Alabama)
  • American Medical Response Nextfleet (Mineral Wells, Texas)
  • Atlantic Emergency Solutions Inc. (Manassas, Virginia)
  • Austin Hardware & Supply Inc. (Lee’s Summit, Missouri)
  • Braun Industries Inc. (Van Wert, Ohio)
  • Braun Northwest Inc. (Chehalis, Washington)
  • Calspan Corporation (Buffalo, New York)
  • Cast Products Inc. (CPI) (Athens, Alabama)
  • COMSA (Houston, Texas)
  • Crestline Coach Ltd. (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • Crossroads Ambulance Sales & Service LLC (Middlebury, Indiana)
  • Curbell Plastics (Palm Harbor, Florida)
  • Custom Truck & Body Works Inc. (Woodbury, Georgia)
  • Demers Ambulances (Beloeil, Quebec)
  • Emergency Transportation Associates (Clover, South Carolina)
  • ETR LLC (Sanford, Florida)
  • Everest Emergency Vehicles (Little Canada, Minnesota)
  • EVS Limited (South Bend, Indiana)
  • Excellance Inc. (Madison, Alabama)
  • Federal Signal Corp. Mobile Systems (University Park, Illinois)
  • Ferno Washington Inc. (Wilmington, Ohio)
  • Frazer Ltd. (Houston, Texas)
  • HAAS Alert (Chicago, Illinois)
  • HiViz LED Lighting (Hendersonville, North Carolina)
  • Horton Emergency Vehicles Co. (Grove City, Ohio)
  • Hoseline Inc. (Ocala, Florida)
  • ICC NTA LLC (Goshen, Indiana)
  • IDEX Corporation (Columbus, Ohio)
  • IMMI (SafeGuard) (Westfield, Indiana)
  • InPower LLC (Lewis Center, Ohio)
  • InterMotive Vehicle Controls (Auburn, California)
  • Intertek Industrial Corp. (Jacksonville, Florida)
  • Jaydu LLC (South Bend, Indiana)
  • Kinequip Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • Kush Kustoms LLC (Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
  • Kussmaul Electronics Co. Inc. (West Sayville, New York)
  • Leader Industries (South El Monte, California)
  • Life Line Emergency Vehicles Inc. (Sumner, Iowa)
  • LiquidSpring LLC (Lafayette, Indiana)
  • Malley Industries Inc. (Dieppe, New Brunswick)
  • Medix Specialty Vehicles Inc. (Elkhart, Indiana)
  • NAFFCO USA (Triga Fire Solutions LLC) (Beeville, Texas)
  • North Central Ambulance Sales & Service (Lester Prairie, Minnesota)
  • Olathe Ford Sales Inc. (Olathe, Kansas)
  • Oliva Torras USA Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • OnDemand Specialty Vehicles (Booneville, Mississippi)
  • Onspot (North Vernon, Indiana)
  • Osage Industries Inc. (Linn, Missouri)
  • Phoenix USA Inc. (Cookeville, Tennessee)
  • PL Custom Body & Equipment Co. Inc. (Manasquan, New Jersey)
  • Professional Ambulance Sales & Service (Comanche, Texas)
  • Quality Car & Truck Repair (Big Rapids, Michigan)
  • REV Ambulance Group Orlando (Winter Park, Florida)
  • Rosco Inc. (Jamaica, New York)
  • Safe Fleet (Belton, Missouri)
  • SoundOff Signal (Hudsonville, Michigan)
  • Southeastern Specialty Vehicles (Henderson, North Carolina)
  • Stryker Medical (Portage, Michigan)
  • Tri-Star Industries (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)
  • TriMark (New Hampton, Iowa)
  • Vanner Inc. (Hilliard, Ohio)
  • Whelen Engineering (Chester, Connecticut)
  • Work Truck Total Protect (Portland, Oregon)