Demers Ambulance delivers Florida's First Order to Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services

Feb 12, 2016, 12:00 ET from Demers-Ambulances inc.

PLATTSBURGH, NY, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Demers Ambulances announces its first delivery in the state of Florida to Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) consisting of four vehicles: three MX 164 Type III ambulances and one LT2 van. Quality Emergency Vehicles in Lecanto, FL, USA, a Demers dealer, is responsible for the sale.  This is the latest in Demers' ongoing expansion of sales. 

"With hundreds of units in service around the world, the MX 164 ambulance is Demers' workhorse and overall best value Type III ambulance. Its design integrates Demers' pull-tested aluminum cabinet structure, independent HVAC systems, a multiplex electrical system, an exclusive Heads-Up Console (HUC) and, of course, the award winning ECOSMART anti-idle system for improving operating costs and providing important environmental benefits," explains Benoit LaFortune, Executive Vice President at Demers.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­MX 164 Type III Ambulance Features

Cabinetry constructed of aluminum is pull-tested aboved industry standards and also features shatterproof Lexan doors and aluminum panels for a safer work environment and long-lasting interior.

Separate heating & A/C systems for maximum efficiency and for easier diagnostics and service.

Exclusive Heads-Up Console (HUC) on dashboard provides easy access to ambulance features while letting drivers keep their eyes on the road for increased safety. 

Award-Winning ECOSMART Anti-Idle System Provides Environmental Benefits and Operating Cost Savings

While at idle, the ECOSMART System automatically shuts the chassis engine down when the module interior temperature and all voltage are at the correct levels. Once either the interior temperature or the unit's voltage moves outside the preset parameter, the system turns the engine back on automatically.  The ecological and economic benefits of the system are many:

  • Reduced fuel consumption during idle time
  • Fuel costs savings
  • A noteworthy impact on the environment, with reductions of several tons of CO2 emissions per year
  • Reduced engine hours and increased time between service checks
  • Longer life for the engine, chassis and ambulance

About Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services

As a part of the Department of Public Safety under the authority and supervision of the Board of County Commissioners, Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services' commitment to excellence is highlighted by the provision of pre-hospital Advanced Life Support emergency medical care to everyone in the community 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  To learn more about Okaloosa County EMS, visit           

About Quality Emergency Vehicles

Quality Emergency Vehicles has been successfully selling and servicing ambulances since 1989. Their staff is experienced in the field of EMS and fire vehicles and are fully educated to respond respectfully, reliable and responsible to their customer needs. Through their knowledgeable sales staff, our customers are able to make informed decisions regarding their purchases. In addition, our centrally located office and service center in Lecanto, FL provides an established local service center for our customers and we continue to add service centers as we expand our customer base. To learn more about Quality Emergency Vehicles, visit

About Demers Ambulances

Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer Inc. (Demers Ambulances) is a world-class leader in ambulance design, manufacture and distribution and one of the largest firms in North America. With more than 50 years of success, Demers has sold more than 15,000 ambulances to customers in over II0 countries. With advanced products that consistently meet and exceed expectations of emergency services specialists around the world, Demers Ambulances is recognized as an innovator in ambulance engineering, introducing and perfecting details that keep paramedics and occupants safe while meeting today's global challenges.

Demers Ambulances is accredited ISO 9001:II008 and by Transport Canada and the USA DOT, by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in the USA within their "MEMBER VERIFICATION PROGRAM" and recognized as a "QUALIFIED VEHICLES MODIFIER" (QVM) by the Ford Motor Company and, an approved up fitter for Mercedes Benz Sprinter Customer Assurance Program, Demers ambulances meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry.

The company is headquartered in Beloeil, Quebec, and has a production facility in Plattsburgh, New York.  To learn more about Demers Ambulances, visit


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