McCoy Miller Type I Ambulance Construction

Type I Ambulance

Each McCoy Miller Type I ambulance is built on a modular body that delivers a 142-, 146-, 163- or a 170" box length, as well as 66-72" of headroom for maximum versatility in the field. These emergency vehicles provide a universal appeal, giving crews their choice of a Chevy, Dodge or Ford ambulance chassis — and all built in an ISO certified factory.

  • The preferred model among many fire departments due to its deeper engine design, Type I ambulances are built with a truck-style cab that provides ease of maintenance.
  • McCoy Miller utilizes an Excel electrical system, a modular printed circuit board that allows for easy panel additions, as well as the ability to change functions.
  • The chassis’ on these emergency vehicles offer a higher gross vehicle weight rating on three versatile sizes, which means you can house more equipment and passengers without worry.

CHASSIS

Pulling gross vehicle weights of 13,000-, 13,200- and 14,000-lbs, these Type I ambulances can handle any emergency. Equipped with either a Chevy, Dodge or Ford ambulance chassis, this nimble team member is guaranteed to pull more than its fair share.

CHEVY CK3500 AMUBLANCE CHASSIS
 

CHEVY CK3500

CHEVY CK3500 1146C CHASSIS

 

CHEVY CK3500 1146C

DODGE 1163D CHASSIS

 

DODGE 1163D

DODGE 1163D AMUBLANCE CHASSIS

 

DODGE 1170D

DODGE 3500HD 1142D AMUBLANCE CHASSIS

DODGE 3500HD 1142D

DODGE 3500HD AMBULANCE CHASSIS

DODGE 3500HD

FORD 1163F AMBULANCE CHASSIS

FORD 1163F

FORD 1170F AMBULANCE CHASSIS

FORD 1170F

FORD F350 1142F

FORD F350 1142F

FORD F3501146F AMUBLANCE CHASSIS

FORD F3501146F

FREIGHTLINER 9170M2 AMBULANCE CHASSIS

FREIGHTLINER 9170M2

FREIGHTLINER 9170M2

FREIGHTLINER 9170M2

INTERNATIONAL 91631 AMBULANCE CHASSIS

INTERNATIONAL 91631

INTERNATIONAL 91701

INTERNATIONAL 91701

MODULES

Consider us part of the crew. Delivering the industry’s strongest lineup of ambulance sizes and value-packed features, each McCoy Miller Type I ambulance was built with EMTs in mind. Backed by REV, these 142-170” ambulances are precision-cut, safety-focused crewmembers.

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CNC LASER CUT EXTRUSIONS

CNC lasers cut each hole in the ambulance during the build process, limiting the variance between units to such a precise degree that repeatability and replacement are easier than ever. Meanwhile, this also allows McCoy Miller to deliver some of the best lead times in the industry.

 

THE BOND YOU’LL APPRECIATE

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McCoy Miller ambulances utilize a strong VHB tape, a very high bond adhesive, to seal panels together. While competitor’s sanding and re-welding processes cause structural rippling and an unappealing end product, the VHB method provides aesthetic structural integrity.

 

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ROBOTIC WELDING FOR PRECISION

An ambulance can’t be seamless, but McCoy Miller aims for just that. Robotic welding on essential seams, like the corners of ambulance doors, ensures the weld is accurately placed, eliminating room for human error where strength counts the most. 

 

 CONSTRUCTION

 

Body

  • Body: All-aluminum construction
  • Framework: Fully welded tubular structure
  • Rear bumper: Steel frame with ADP covering and flip-up center to facilitate loading
  • Roof: Crown rolled to inhibit water pooling
  • Running boards: Diamond plate

Cabinets and Compartments

  • O2 storage: Street-side front compartment
  • ALS cabinet: Storage for two 747 kits, mon./defib., medical cabinet, located at front bulkhead (142/146)
  • ALS cabinet: Two large cabinets with 3/8" hinged Plexiglas doors (163/170)
  • Full 3/4" marine-grade wood cabinetry
  • Completely seamless upholstery

Doors

  • Door liners: 14GA stainless-steel, attached with 10-24 stainless-steel screws into automotive clips
  • Door jam switches: Magnetic
  • HD extruded door frames: .125” pan-formed skin
  • HD extruded door jams: Seamless
  • Improved design: Reduced welding to enhance the overall appearance
  • Integrated door seal: Reduces wear on the seal and eliminates outer contamination
  • Latches: TriMark paddle-style latches

ELECTRICAL

Electrical system

  • Circuit board: Printed
  • Console switches: Marine-grade, replaceable, milliamp circuit
  • Dome lights: Six dome lights, Hi-Lo switched
  • Door open circuits: Magnetic/LED diagnostic circuit
  • Harness: Heavy-duty, machine-crimped, pull and load tested
  • Inverter: Pre-wired for inverter
  • System: Excel electrical system and ECX electronic master switch with timer
  • Timing devices: LED clock in the rear control panel

Emergency alert

  • Backup alarm: 97 Db with momentary cutoff
  • Load lights: Two Whelen 900 series
  • Marker lights: ICC LED
  • Scene lights: Four Whelen 900 series
  • Siren: Whelen 2955SLSA1
  • Speakers: Two CPI with 100-watt speakers
  • Spotlight: One, 400,000CP hand-held light with momentary switch, hard-wired to console
  • Warning lights: Whelen 900 series

 

 

HEATING & COOLING

 

Environmental

  • AC/heat system: 650 CFM blower, 36,000-BTU heat, 32,000-BTU cool
  • Insulation: R-11 fiberglass bats
  • Vent power: Marine style with three-speed fan
 

MEDICAL SUPPORT

 

Medical Support

  • Aspirator: Rico RS4X disposable
  • CPR seat: In street-side cabinets
  • Hazardous waste/sharps disposal: Stainless-steel A bar at the head of the squad bench
  • IV holders: Two dual-cast, swing-down rubber holders with Velcro retaining straps
  • O2 tanks: O2 Zico QRMV rack for “M” or “H” tanks

OPTIONS

ELECTRICAL

The easy-to-operate Excel electrical system operates all of the ambulance’s essential functions, while a printed circuit board gives crews the ability to easily add components to the switch panel with minimal wiring.

HEATING & COOLING

McCoy Miller’s standard is fiberglass insulation with an R-11 value, but users can upgrade to an optional spray foam that can be incorporated underneath the surfaces. Reflective materials are used to help neutralize hot and cold external elements.

PATIENT COMPARTMENT

The action area at the back of the ambulance comes with a digital clock. The digital clock is integrated into the electrical switch panel, providing EMTs with a means to check pulses without having to rely on an analog clock.

EXTERIOR

Each McCoy Miller ambulance comes with TriMark handles that are able to accommodate gloved hands, a handy feature when EMTs and firefighters are in a hurry to get into the unit and back to the scene.