Reports and Stories of Emergency Services

As a manufacturer of ambulances and special vehicles, we not only develop new, better technical solutions on our own initiative, but also receive important impulses from customers and partners. And we meet people who have very special stories to tell through their work in the emergency services. This is how news worth reporting from special vehicle construction and rescue services continuously emerges, which we are happy to share here.

The first series-produced electric first responder in test.

In March of last year, the German Red Cross (DRK) in Frankfurt am Main had already tested the electric ambulance in the 5 t class from WAS in action (see Rettungsdienst 7/2022). In November 2022, the team tested the eVito (WAS 100-E NEF) from Mercedes, which WAS had converted into a first response vehicle. The special thing about it was that while the e-ambulance was a completely self-built WAS vehicle, the NEF was a series-produced electric vehicle from a renowned manufacturer.

Trained all-rounders: Mechatronics engineer in special vehicle construction.

There are currently 23 colleagues who did their apprenticeship at WAS, stayed on after successfully completing it and are still with us. To ensure that we continue to inspire young people to join us, we not only offer qualified apprenticeship programmes with fair remuneration, but also our own training workshop, team-building events, apprentice exchanges and, of course, personal support through our mentoring system.


5 reasons why emergency service managers support using
WAS E-Ambulances in inner cities.

We sent a prototype of the e-ambulance on a practical tour through Germany and Europe. The e-ambulance with its box body structure was tested in real-life conditions by rescue organisations and emergency services in various cities. Feedback from emergency service managers clearly shows that it is primarily these five reasons that make it worthwhile to increased use of WAS E-Ambulances in cities.

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