Operations

Maintenance

To maintain safe operating conditions and prolong the useful life of all our fleet,  The United Vehicle Preventative Maintenance Program requires every vehicle to be inspected daily and serviced every 3,000 miles.  United EMS drivers also perform daily routine inspections before every shift to assure medical equipment integrity and replenish medical supplies.

 

General Vehicle Preventative Maintenance includes:

  • Overall Vehicle Test Drive & Inspection
  • Oil, filter change and Preventive & safety Inspection including brake pads, tire rotation, balancing
  • Tune-up
  • Transmission Flush with the PM every 15K miles or 6 months whichever comes first.

 

Daily Emergency Medical Routine Inspection includes:

  • Check all fluids, tires and general ambulance road worthiness
  • Check lights and sirens, plugs, outlets
  • Check function of vital medical equipment & systems
  • Check Medical Drug Supplies for expiration and re-stock  (Regulated by DEA)

 

United takes the Vehicle Maintenance Program very seriously. Vehicle Safety and Medical Supply Integrity are paramount to provide the best possible care for our patients in their time of need.   Drivers and Paramedics are required to perform daily checks before activating a unit and leaving station. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in immediate loss of the responsible employee’s incentive and may result on employee’s dismissal.

 

Read more about United’s Commitment to Transport Maintenance and Safety.