ABOUT OUR VEHICLES

High-Quality New & Used Ambulances

American Response Vehicles is proud to offer the very highest quality of emergency vehicles to the Fire and EMS industries in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Kentucky. We offer a wide range of ambulances from new to used, small to large, basic to customized. We sell Type I, Type II, and Type III ambulances as well as Sprinters and Remounts. The makes of our ambulances include Chevy, Ford, Dodge, and Mercedes.

When working with American Response Vehicles, you are guaranteed a great experience and excellent service from start to finish. Even after the sale, we service everything that we sell and we are happy to provide maintenance and repair services. In addition, if you are needing a customized emergency vehicle, we offer custom logo and graphic design.

American Response Vehicles is your go-to emergency vehicle provider in the Midwest. Contact us today to learn more about our available vehicles.

TYPES

TYPE I

TYPE I

Type I ambulances are some of the largest ambulance options available. These vehicles have a square patient compartment and are mounted on a large, truck-like chassis. Most heavy-duty ambulances are of this type. Type I ambulances are often found at airports, chemical plants, oil refineries, and other locations that require ambulances to be equipped with medical equipment for Advanced Life Support.

With your choice of a FordDodge, or Chevy chassis, ARV can provide you with the power and dependability that you need in a custom built modular ambulance. With the safest modular body in the industry and countless options available, we can ensure our ambulances will provide you with assurance and comfort while catering to your department’s needs.

Type I ambulances are available in different types of powertrains (such as 2- or 4-wheel drive) and come with a variety of feature options, regardless of the chassis you choose. Many ambulance features are added on after the chassis is built, and we will work with you to customize your vehicle to have all thefeatures you’re looking for.  

Type I Ambulance Spec Chart

Model Length Width Headroom
Ford F-350 148″ 95″ 68″
Ford F-450 148″ 95″ 68″
Ford F-550 172″ 95″ 68″
Chevy Silverado C3500 144″ 95″ 68″
Dodge Ram 4500 148″ 95″ 68″
Dodge Ram 5500 172″ 95″ 68″

Not sure what Type I ambulance you need? Contact us to discuss your needs and to go over the different features of each of the makes and models you’re considering.

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TYPE II

TYPE II

Type II ambulances are built using a van-type chassis, with a  raised roof being the only major modification to this vehicle beyond a standard van. Type II ambulances are mostly used by hospitals and health organizations to transport patients who require basic life support features. Some of the benefits of type II ambulances include their compact shape, versatile construction, and economical purchase and maintenence costs. Type II’s can be built on a Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, or Chevrolet van.

With your choice of a FordMercedes, or Chevy chassis, ARV can provide you with the power and dependability that you need in a custom built modular ambulance. With the safest modular body in the industry and countless options available, we can ensure our ambulances will provide you with assurance and comfort while catering to your department’s needs.

We are a proud dealer of AEV ambulances to support your choice of chassis. AEV manufacturers type II ambulances with the highest level of safety and performance features.

  

Type II Ambulance Spec Chart

Model Wheelbase Headroom
Ford Transit 148″ 65”/74”
Mercedes Sprinter 2500 / 3500 144″ 72″/73″
Chevrolet G3500 155″ 66.5″

Not sure what Type II ambulance you need? Contact us to discuss your needs and to go over the different features of each of the makes and models you’re considering.

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TYPE III

TYPE III

Arguably the most versatile type of ambulance, Type III combines the unlimited options of Type I with the economic benefits of Type II. Wide, narrow, short, or long modular bodies are built with the same safety standards as the type I’s, greatly exceeding what is required. Type III’s can be on a Mercedes Sprinter, Ford, or Chevrolet cutaway vans.

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Type III ambulances are very similar to type I; but, unlike type I, type III ambulances are mounted on a cutaway van chassis rather than having a truck style body. Type III vehicles are mostly used at airports, chemical plants, oil refineries, and when the ambulance has to be equipped with the medical equipment for Advanced Life Support.

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SPRINTER

SPRINTER

Mercedes Sprinter

A Sprinter is a type of chassis used on ambulances. The Mercedes Sprinter is available as a type II or type III ambulance, offering the best driver visibility a chassis can provide. Sprinters have a larger windshield to allow for better visibility and extra seating for more spaciousness up front.

Sprinters are used in emergencies where patients need maximum assistance. Some of the standard medical equipment on a sprinter may include main and secondary folding stretchers, ceiling mounted IV hooks, electrical power outlets, and storage cabinets for medical equipment and supplies.

  

The latest Sprinter models are equipt with a series of safety features in order to make this type of chassis as safe as it is efficient. Recent Sprinters include features such as:

  • Active brake assist
  • Blind spot assist mirrors
  • Attention assist
  • Active distance assist
  • Traffic sign assist technology
  • LED performance headlights
  • SOS emergency call system
  • Enhanced windshield wipers
  • Active lane keeping assist

The latest specs of the Sprinter Cab Chassis are:

  • 144” wheelbase
  • Standard roof height
  • 6-cyl. diesel powertrain
  • 6,356 lbs payload capacity
  • 11,030 lbs gross vehicle weight rating
  • 7,500 maximum towing capacity

Not sure what Sprinter or ambulance type you need? Contact us to discuss your needs and to go over the different features and specs of the options you’re considering.

REMOUNT

REMOUNT

What does a ambulance remount consist of? Remounting is the process of demounting the ambulance conversion from its current chassis onto a new chassis. A wide range of upgrades can be preformed during the remount process. A remount can be preformed on a type I, type III, and medium duty ambulance conversions. We’re able to remount a wide range of ambulance conversions from AEV, MedTec, Horton, Osage, ect….

For further questions please contact sales@arvambulance.com

MAKES

CHEVROLET

CHEVROLET

Chevrolet Ambulances are built to perform in the most crucial moments. We are a certified Chevrolet dealer. Looking for a new or used Chevy ambulance? View our current available vehicles.

Chevrolet offers a chassis for nearly all types of ambulances. The most popular Chevrolet chassis is the G4500, which is used for Type III ambulances and can support the same modular box size as a long wheelbase type I. Utilizing this model, you can optimize both your ambulance needs and your budget.

The next model, the G3500, can be used for a type II van or a smaller type III ambulance. The third option available is the Chevy Silverado C3500. With a short wheelbase for a type I ambulance, this model is a more affordable type I option for a smaller budget. 

Chevy Ambulance Features

Chevy ambulances may include a wide variety of features, depending on the year and model you choose.

Some features found in our Chevy ambulances include but aren’t limited to:

  • HVAC system auxiliary rear heat provisions
  • An isolated second  battery
  • A single 220 amp alternator
  • Antilock/disk breaks on all four wheels
  • A 120-volt power outlet and two 12-volt auxiliary outlets

Looking for a specific feature? Let us know what you need! Our team will work with you to find the perfect vehicle available in stock, or help you design a custom ambulance to be delivered when you need it.

 

FORD

FORD

A name rooted in the history of American motor vehicles, Ford makes dependable vehicles built to last. We carry Ford chassis because we believe in the integrity of the product.

As one of the more popular choices of chassis, Ford provides an option for every style of ambulance. For the type I, you have the option of an F550 and F450, available in both long and short wheelbases with a 4×4 option, and the F350 short wheelbase with a 4×4 option.

The Ford Transit, available as a type II, comes with many chassis options. T-350, T-250, Gas, Diesel, Mid Roof, High Roof … the choice is yours. The E450, another popular type III chassis, can also support the same modular box size as a long wheel base type I. The E350 with a smaller modular box is another option. If a medium duty ambulance is what you want, the F650 chassis is what you are looking for.

Available Ford Models

At American Response Vehicles, we sell a variety of both new and used Ford ambulances. To view our current vehicle selection, view our current Ford stock. We also perform routine or urgent maintenance on any Ford vehicle we sell. Contact us for more information.

If we don’t have what you are looking for in stock, we will get it for you. As the second largest AEV dealer in the country with more than 35 years of history in the industry, we are your best chance of finding whatever it is you need.

DODGE

DODGE

Dodge Ram

Similar to the Ford type I’s, Dodge Ram offers the D5500 and D4500, available in long or short wheel bases with a 4×4 option, and the D3500 available with a short wheel base and 4×4 option.

TRAUMAHAWK AMBULANCE

TRAUMAHAWK AMBULANCE

 

Traumahawk ambulances are dependable, sturdy, and mobile — providing first responders with the necessary life-saving tools to care for patients. Available in Type I, II, III, and Sprinter models, a Traumahawk ambulance gives hospitals, fire departments, and other first responders the ability to purchase an ambulance that perfectly fits the needs of your department.

Every year, over 240 million 9-1-1 calls are made, most of which dispatch first responders in ambulances to the scene of distress. Traumahawk ambulances are built for these moments — whether you are in need of a large capacity 4×4 ambulance that can traverse challenging road conditions, or a quick and agile ambulance that can navigate city streets — the right Traumahawk can exceed your needs.

Our selection of ambulances here at American Response Vehicles is both expansive and customizable. We offer several models and chassis styles, including: Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, and Mercedes-Benz. With varying box compartment dimensions, all our Traumahawk ambulances feature well-designed spaces that enable basic life support measures to be carried out successfully.

While these specific ambulances focus on life-saving support, they can be modified for a variety of uses. Due to the extensive spacial capacity, Traumahawk ambulances are commonly altered for both business and recreational purposes. We have seen many of our models become transformed into weekend campers, food trucks, and VIP transporters.

With the ability to help create or locate the best ambulance for your needs, we encourage you to contact us to help your response vehicle search. We are also proud to offer nationwide shipping!

4X4 AMBULANCE

4X4 AMBULANCE

4x4 Ambulance

Parts of the United States receive well over 200 inches of snowfall every winter season. Navigating roads that are snow-filled, icy, or wet can be both difficult and dangerous. As an emergency response vehicle, it is necessary to be able to depend on an ambulance to travel from point A to point B without any trouble. A four-wheel-drive ambulance enables first responders to travel in all weather elements without worry.

A 4×4 ambulance provides versatility and reliability to response teams and communities who are exposed to a variety of difficult to travel conditions. By being equipped with a high-powered drivetrain that powers four wheels with equal amounts of torque, an ambulance is then able to perform better in low-traction conditions. While four-wheel-drive does cater well to snowy conditions, a 4×4 ambulance is also valuable in mud, loose gravel, and sandy conditions — making this type of ambulance a popular choice for communities in rural areas.

Here at American Response Vehicles, we offer a selection of both new and used 4×4 ambulances for sale. Offering capable vehicles that can handle both extreme weather conditions and fulfill the necessary functions of an emergency response vehicle is our top priority with our inventory.

Aside from our wide selection, we also offer a variety of modification packages in order to ensure you buy the best vehicle for your situation. We are able to alter body styles to fit your desired dimensions, in addition to providing customized wrap design for your ambulance.

Check out our current selection of 4×4 ambulances for sale, or contact us with any questions or requests to best fulfill your ambulance buying experience.

MEDIUM-DUTY AMBULANCE

MEDIUM-DUTY AMBULANCE

Medium-Duty Ambulance

Medium-duty ambulances are constructed for those who require more out of their emergency response vehicles. With superior build quality, these ambulances are prepared to respond to any call. Whether for EMS, fire departments, or any other response needs, medium-duty ambulances are prepared to fulfill your needs.

What separates medium-duty ambulances from other options is the flexibility that comes with them. These chassis models are fully customizable, giving hospitals, emergency response departments, and others the ability to tailor the ambulance to their specific needs. Medium-duty ambulances are generally larger than their other counterparts, providing ample room for storage, and more capacity for transporting patients and larger response crews. These models range in length anywhere from 160” to 172” and 95” wide. Additionally, medium-duty ambulances provide extra headroom to move about the cabin more easily, (between 72” to 75”). A medium-duty ambulance is the perfect all-around ambulance to fit any situation and provide users with the flexibility to fill out their response vehicle with the necessary additions.

Our selection of ambulances here at American Response Vehicles is both expansive and affordable. With the ability to help create or locate the best ambulance for your needs, we encourage you to contact us to aid in your response vehicle search. We are also proud to offer nationwide shipping!

FREIGHT-LINER AMBULANCE

FREIGHT-LINER AMBULANCE

Freightliner Ambulance

Freightliner ambulances are spacious heavy-duty emergency response vehicles that have become popular choices for fire department rescue squads. These large chassis ambulances are specifically designed to hold more equipment and personnel for emergency situations. With modules that can reach 170’’, Freightliner ambulances provide response teams with ample room to administer various life support tasks.

These “do-it-all” ambulances give teams the dependability and functionality to carry out any job, in any environment. With ample headroom and a wide-body style, transporting or providing basic life support services to multiple patients isn’t a problem. Freightliner ambulances are great options for rural communities who need to reach individuals in areas that stretch beyond paved roads, or urban communities who need to quickly provide care to multiple individuals.

With several chassis models available, Freightliner ambulances offer loads of customization. From additions like Stryker cot mounts to squad bench seating to 4×4 drivetrains, tailoring a Freightliner ambulance to your exact needs makes these emergency response vehicles great options for any hospital or city department.

Our selection of ambulances here at American Response Vehicles is both expansive and affordable. With the ability to help create or locate the best ambulance for your needs, we encourage you to contact us to aid in your response vehicle search. We are also proud to offer nationwide shipping!

American Response Vehicles Service

No matter what brand you chose, a purchase at American Response Vehicles is about more than the sale. We believe in taking care of our customers’ needs both during and after purchase. In our eyes, service after the sale is just as important as the sale itself.

If your vehicle needs repairs or service, we will be there. We are ready and able to take care of your service P.M.S, suspension work, HVAC repairs or any other work your vehicles need.
 
Other ambulance services we provide include preventative maintenance and custom graphic design and wrapping.
 
We understand the importance of quick service in this industry. As soon as you need the work, we will deploy our fully stocked service vehicle to come to your facility to ensure your repairs are taken care of. You are also able to bring in your vehicle to our service center. Either way, we’ll take care of your service needs quickly and efficiently. To learn more about the areas we serve, visit our service area page.
 

Get in Touch

We look forward to showing you our commitment to always offering first class service. Contact us any time with questions, requests or concerns at 573-443-8881 or 1-888-448-8881.