The Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad of St.
Mary's County, Maryland has taken delivery of a
new EMS quick response vehicle from DPC
Emergency Equipment. This 2011 Ford
Expedition is designated as EMS 39.
In the front of the vehicle is a custom
fabricated center console made from aluminum and
coated in black Line-X for maximum durability.
The console houses a switch panel, mobile
radios, electronic siren, and cup holders.
A provision for map books and reference material
has been incorporated into the rear section of
A large storage console was fabricated and
installed in the rear rear cargo area.
Like the center console, this module is also
made of aluminum and coated in black Line-X.
The module was custom designed for the storage
of various EMS equipment such as an AED, Auto
Pulse, drug bag, intubation kit, CPAP kit, and
SMALS kit. A slide-out drawer in the
bottom of the unit features a flip-up command
board. The entire console is enclosed by
hinged doors. On the inside of the left
side side door is an accountability board
while the right door features a dry erase board.
Other features of the console include a 12V
outlet, flashlight, mobile radio, and speaker.
The warning light package consists of Code 3
products. This includes a Code 3
RX2700 low-profile LED lightbar with takedown
and alley lights, (4) Code 3 XT3 red LED lights
behind the grille, (2) Code 3 XT3 red LED front
intersection lights, (2) Code 3 XT3 red LED
lights in the rear side windows, and (2) Code 3
XT3 red LED lights in the rear window.
Whelen Vertex LED hide-a-way lights were
installed in the headlight and brake light
assemblies. All warning lights are
controlled by a Code 3 3892L6 switch panel
installed in the center console.
A Kussmaul Auto Charge 1000 was installed and is
fed by a Kussmaul Auto-Eject outlet located
below the rear bumper. Other features
include a pair of Tecniq Orion work lights
installed to illuminate the area when the hatch
is in the open position. Along the bottom
edge of the rear hatch are (6) LED lights (4
red, 2 amber) that will flash when the hatch is
open to warn anyone approaching the rear of the