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Ambulances for Israel

From its single ambulance in 1930, MDA now has a fleet of over 700 modern lifesaving vehicles serving the whole of Israel. Most of the ambulances are attached to MDA First Aid Stations with other stationed in villages, kibbutzim, major public places and isolated border settlements.

MDA aims to provide an ambulance for every type of medical emergency. In addition to the standard ambulances, there is a fleet of Mobile Intensive Care (MICU) vehicles. These are for the treatment of heart attacks and serious road traffic accidents with one specialised neonatal intensive care unit for the transfer of premature high-risk new-borns. In addition, there are also 25 mobile field dressing stations which are deployed in major disasters and 20 bloodmobiles for the collection of blood donations in the field.

Standard Ambulance $ 56,800 each
4x4 Standard Ambulance $ 61,600 each
Bullet-proof Ambulance $180,000 each


We are informed by Magen David Adom that American Ambulances are preferred to British-made because of uniformity with other Ambulances in service in Israel and also of spare parts being more readily available in Israel.



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