As a private not-for-profit community based service organization, a significant portion of our capital is utilized in the purchase of equipment. Our equipment selection is based upon the latest advances in the ambulance industry along with input from our field staff. Through this process we have procured an inventory of vehicles and equipment that is state of the art, cost effective and functional.
Currently staffing a modern fleet of 30 ambulances and support units designed based on service needs.
As units are decommissioned, many have found suitable homes to spend their retirement; Coastal often donates retired units to local police, fire departments and out-of-country medical outreach programs as a means of giving back to the community.
Global Positioning Satellites (GPS)
Delivering safe, efficient and timely ambulance service are some of our primary goals. GPS technologies assist us as we pursue these goals. Our dispatchers are able to locate where every ambulance is at all times, thus eliminating any doubt as to closest unit to handle a call. Dispatchers can assign calls to the crews through GPS notification where it will map out the directions for the crew. Additionally, adherence to posted speed limits and other driving behaviors can be monitored by staff and the information used to improve crew performance.
Safety is a priority for Coastal and as such we have selected to purchase and maintain our stretchers through Stryker, a noted industry leader in ambulance stretcher manufacturing. All units are equipped with electro- hydraulic stretchers capable of lifting 700 lbs. and sustaining weights of 1200 lbs. All crewmembers undergo comprehensive stretcher training, which includes the process of daily stretcher inspections. All stretchers are maintained annually by either Equipment Management Services (EMSAR) or Stryker, both authorized service dealers.
Physio Control Life Pace 15 diagnostic quality cardiac monitor and defibrillators are Coastal’s choice in heart healthcare for the patient. A multi-parameter device that combines semi-automated and manual defibrillation with capnography, external pacing, 12 lead electrocardiography with blood pressure monitoring and pulse oximetry.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Each Basic Life Support Ambulance carries an AED as part of their regular inventory
The O-Two E700 Multi-Purpose Ventilator has capacity to ventilate both pediatric and adult patients. This ventilator is portable, has C-pap and Bi-pap settings and is MRI compatible.
EPCR- (Electronic Patient Care Reports)
In an effort to safeguard patient care documentation and best comply with the continuing regulations set forth by Medicare/Medicaid for comprehensive medical necessity documentation Coastal utilizes an electronic run reports documentation platform.
Event Recording Device
Van True Dual 1440P Front and Inside Dash Camera with GPS, Dashboard Camera with Infrared Night Vision. This helps to precisely record the vehicles location, speed, direction, date and time to show exactly where and when events occur.
Back Up Camera
AMTIFO Digital Wireless Back Up Camera provides rear assist to ensure reverse movement safety. Facilitates coverage right down to the bumper and makes it easy for crews to see blind spots and hidden obstacles when backing up.