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05.10.2009 von admin

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Citaro enters Guinness Book of Records
  • The world's largest ambulance goes to Dubai

This Mercedes-Benz articulated bus is the third variant of the large-capacity emergency ambulance delivered to Dubai. It features a combination of intensive-care and operating-theatre equipment as well as equipment for large-scale treatment of patients.

With the capacity to treat and carry up to 123 people, and an overall length of 20.03 metres, the world's largest ambulance – a large-capacity emergency ambulance based on the Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated bus – has entered the Guinness Book of Records.

On Friday, 25 September 2009, an extraordinary record attempt took place in front of the Rhineland-Palatinate Federal State Parliament building in Mainz, Germany. Representatives from the Centre of Ambulance Services of the Government of Dubai, present at the event for the official hand-over of the bus, along with countless onlookers and a large media contingent, were in attendance as the official Guinness Book judges, the Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Minister Karl‑Peter Bruch and the President of the Rhineland-Palatinate Federal State Parliament Joachim Mertes took the measurements to determine the precise carrying capacity of the Citaro. The entry in the Guinness Book of records is attributed to the companies which designed, built and equipped the bus: Von Bergh Global Medical Consulting, Gebr. Heymann GmbH, Cytomed Middle East and EvoBus GmbH. Aid workers from the German Red Cross, the St. John's Ambulance organisation and the Samaritans simulated a major incident in which numerous accident victims received medical treatment simultaneously.

Karl-Peter Bruch, Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Minister, measuring the vehicle length.

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