Welcome to old-ambulance.com the SA Ambos web site
This website is all about South Australian ambulances, with photos and information about the vehicles and the organisations that operated them.
In an emergency dial 000, call for help and do first aid!
Our site is dedicated to providing a history of South Australian ambulances, such as the Holden Panel Van and Em-Care ambulances and the Ford Transit, F-100 and F-250 Petrol and Diesel Twin-Life ambulances, along with the Mercedes Sprinter. You will find photos provided by colleagues and friends, many of whom have worked as volunteer and career ambulance officers or patient transport officers in the St.John Ambulance Service or South Australian Ambulance Service, while others serviced the ambulances at Hindmarsh or Fulham and helped to keep them running reliably and safely.
The common theme binding all of us together, whether St.John or SAAS,
Royal Flying Doctor Service or Industrial is that we were ambulance officers or
paramedics and wanted to save lives and help people. To many, these vehicles are just trucks or
vans, but to those of us who worked in them for hours on end, they are where
mates relied on one other to perform near-miracles under very trying conditions. South Australians over the years have been
able to depend on their ambos to come when they are hurt or injured, whether
they are in
Welcome to the SA Ambos website, please enjoy some of our history, and thanks for visiting, from Andrew, Bill, David, Doug, Kevin, Lyndon, and the countless other ambulance officers of South Australia.
If we haven't got an ambulance picture displayed - but you’ve got it and would like to share it – we would love to hear from you. Please call us or send an email! All contributions (including corrections that prove us wrong) are always gratefully accepted!
Em-Care Fleet 50, from a picture posted on the old-Holden's website by
Allen Smith. This vehicle was a
at Blackwood Centre in May 1991, when the last St.John Volunteer crews
Fleet 62 is a Mader
International Mercedes 315 Sprinter Ambulance Transport Service (ATS) Vehicle
sporting the current high-visibility livery that has been adopted by the South
Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) after research from the
The Philips FM900R Hi Band VHF/UHF Repeater Radio in the driver’s compartment of an F-250 Petrol Twin-Life at Mount Pleasant Station 1992. Normally designed to operate on VHF simplex the system allowed the crew at an incident to switch to repeat mode and carry a UHF hand-held radio. The FM900R would receive the UHF signal from the hand-held and retransmit back to base on VHF (Photo by William Watkins).
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This page updated 23 May 2010
Previously corrected 10 November 2009
Favicon added 4 August 2009
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