No A/C in the back? Check this first!

No A/C in the back? Check this first!

A message primarily to: All current members

No A/C in the back?

Check this first!

The following is important information that will help reduce ambulance out-of-service time.

In the patient compartment, several of our ambulances use a Danhard M600MC Rotary Thermostat provided in systems built by Hoseline Inc.  This is an inexpensive yet reliable thermostat that should have a very small learning curve to operate.  However, there is one thing about it that has caused confusion…

HEATING

COOLING

To HEAT the patient compartment, set the control knob index to the desired temperature.  For instance, this thermometer is set to HEAT to about 64 degrees Fahrenheit:

 

 

To COOL the patient compartment, set the control knob index all the way to the dot on the BOTTOM of the faceplate, as shown here:

 

 

 

If the air conditioning in the patient compartment doesn’t seem to be working, and you have one of these thermostats, first check to make sure the control knob index is turned all the way to the bottom.


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Division Chief Kevin Lipscomb, NRP
Regulation & Support Services
Va Beach EMS Department

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