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  • Over 40 years of experience in emergency vehicle manufacturing
  • Depth of knowledge based on a global background
  • Committed to continuous improvement and quality products
  • Continuously exploring new opportunities with innovation and technology
  • Focus on safety begins with our aluminum extruded body construction and manufacturing process
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Why Choose CCL 150?

  • Factory backed Lifetime Paint Warranty
  • Multiplex Electrical System as standard feature
  • Built to last with increased durability and reliability, lowering cost of ownership
  • Designed for quick delivery and volume orders
  • Standardization for numerous systems creating a familiar environment for EMS professionals and ease of maintenance for Fleet Operators
  • Easy to maintain and remount
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Standard Features

Aluminum Extruded Body Construction

  • 150" long X 96" wide body with 68" interior headroom, with 72" option available
  • Fully certified: meets or exceeds KKK-A-1822F and GVS V2.0 standards, including GVS V2.0 remountable standards
  • Lifetime Structural Warranty
  • All aluminum extruded body, including cabinetry
  • Industry leading payload and available storage space
  • Promotes safety, aerodynamics and efficient remount process
  • Design supports efficient workflow and ergonomics for EMS professionals and patients
  • Floor construction designed for all cot systems

Aluminum Cabinets

  • Highly durable and long lasting
  • SAE Compliant Hardware
  • Lighter than wood reducing overall weight
  • Powder coated with antimicrobial coating for sanitary surfaces and easy cleaning

Dual Entry Step

  • Safer and easier access with first step lower to ground
  • Exclusive ergonomic feature designed for ambulatory patients
  • Eliminates repair with no moving parts

Rear Bumper Design

  • Underbody design eliminates damage to module when bumper is impacted, reducing downtime for repair
  • Kick-plate protects body from impact damage and road debris, provides protection and reduces corrosion

CrestClean

  • Antimicrobial coating prevents and protects all interior surfaces from growth of bacteria and destructive microorganisms
  • Enhances safety for patients and EMS professionals

CrestCoat: Powder Coating Technology

  • *Lifetime Paint Warranty
  • Durable powder coating finish stands up over vehicle lifetime
  • Lifetime warranty contributes towards lower cost
  • Increases module life for remounting
  • Environmentally friendly application

Multiplex Electrical System

  • Robust multiplex system that is proven to reduce downtime and lower repair costs
  • Supports remote diagnostics and preventative maintenance
  • Fleet Operators do not require certified electrical technicians to perform maintenance or troubleshooting

Flush Mount Windows

  • Automotive style windows for better visibility and corrosion resistance
  • Lower repair costs
  • Prevents leaks

4″ Radius Corners

  • Improved aerodynamics, increased fuel efficiency and improved handling

O2 To Go

  • Transport oxygen cylinders in a safe and effective manner
  • Lightweight and trouble-free with no systems to maintain
  • Reduces back injuries by eliminating the need to lift

Remount Advantage

  • Remounting the extended life module on a new chassis saves thousands of dollars over purchasing a complete new ambulance
  • Minimal vehicle downtime
  • Eco-friendly solution
  • Crestline Lifetime Structural Warranty applies

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Expand May. 12, 2022 Ambulance Manufacturers Celebrate EMS Professionals Across North America

Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles are celebrating EMTs and Paramedics during National EMS Week and Paramedics Services Week.

May 12, 2022 – Van Wert, Ohio | Beloeil, Quebec: Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles will roll out the red carpet to celebrate EMTs and paramedic professionals across North America. The four ambulance brands will first observe National EMS Week in the United States from May 15-21, 2022. The following week, Demers Ambulances and Crestline Coach will observe Paramedic Services Week in Canada from May 22-28, 2022. The celebration includes daily tributes to EMS professionals, with messages of gratitude and thanks for their significant contribution and tireless work in local communities. In addition, daily prizes will be awarded and those interested in participating in the giveaway are invited to follow the ambulance brands on Facebook.

National EMS Week (U.S.)
“We are thankful for EMS practitioners year-round,” says Chad Brown, Vice President U.S. Sales (Demers-Braun-Crestline). “However, National EMS Week is a wonderful opportunity to dedicate time to publicly recognize the heroes behind emergency medical services. EMS professionals directly support the health, safety, and wellbeing of their communities. We look forward to honoring their hard work by raising awareness for their profession and hosting exciting giveaways.”

“EMS Week has a long history in the U.S.,” according to Rob Eichorst, Vice President U.S. Sales (Medix). “As a family of four brands and leaders in new ambulance sales and services, we are proud to shine a bright light on this incredible group of professionals coast to coast.”

In its 47th year, National EMS Week celebrates emergency medical services professionals from May 15-21, 2022. The annual campaign theme campaign Rising to the Challenge, from ACEP and NAEMT, was chosen to highlight how EMS professionals face overwhelming challenges and yet still rise above them. In addition, it supports and strengthens the EMS community by honoring accomplishments and increasing awareness of EMS’s critical role. Demers-Braun-Crestline-Medix invites all EMS professionals to follow the ambulance manufacturers on Facebook for a chance to win daily prizes: Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles.

 

Paramedic Services Week (Canada)
“As Gold Sponsors of Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, Demers and Crestline are deeply honored to celebrate our EMS community during Paramedic Services Week,” says Scott Sawatsky, Vice President Sales & Marketing Canada. “Year-round, we can’t express our thanks and gratitude enough to our frontline heroes for their enthusiastic dedication across the country. As a special tribute this year we’ve planned a week-long celebration that ties into the industry association’s theme.”

Paramedic Services Week will be observed in Canada on May 22-28, 2022. The theme this year is Faces of Paramedicine and will focus on different specialties within the Paramedic profession, with sub-themes for each day. Demers Ambulances and Crestline Coach are longtime supporters of Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and proudly sponsor the event. Demers-Crestline invites all Canadian EMS professionals to follow the ambulance manufacturers on Facebook for a chance to win daily prizes: Demers Ambulances Crestline Coach.

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About Demers Ambulances USA, Inc.
With its strong and diverse portfolio of Demers, Braun, Crestline, and Medix brands, Demers Ambulances is the second largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Demers, Braun Crestline, and Medix Specialty Vehicles offer ambulance models ranging from the economy ambulance to the highly customized specialized vehicle. To learn more about how Demers Ambulances, Braun Industries, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles can help you save more lives, visit  www.Demers-Ambulances.com,  www.BraunAmbulances.com,  www.CrestlineCoach.com, and  www.MedixAmbulance.com.

 

About EMS Week:
EMS Week (USA) was first observed in 1974. It was established to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in their communities. This year’s theme is Rising to the Challenge and will be observed May 15-21, 2022.

About Paramedic Services Week:
Paramedic Services Week honors the men and women of Canada’s emergency medical services. This year’s theme is Faces of Paramedicine and will be observed from May 22-28, 2022. Demers Ambulances and Crestline Coach are Gold Sponsors for the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada.

 

FOR MEDIA REQUESTS:

Vanessa Bomboir
Marketing Director, U.S.
Phone: 306-230-7723
Email: vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com

Isabelle Doyon
National Marketing Coordinator, Canada
Phone: 514-465-3100
Email: idoyon@demers-ambulances.com

Expand Apr. 20, 2022 Step Inside Eight New Ambulances from Demers, Braun, Crestline, & Medix at FDIC International 2022

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All four brands will showcase in the Indiana Convention Center from April 28 – 30, 2022.

April 20, 2022 – Van Wert, Ohio: Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, Crestline Coach, and Medix Specialty Vehicles are making their way to Indianapolis, Indiana, April 25-30, 2022. The ambulance manufacturers will display eight new ambulances in booths #5638 and #5438 of the Indiana Convention Center during FDIC International and JEMS Conference & Expo. Exhibit Hall hours will be Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

“We are excited to be heading back to Indy with eight gorgeous ambulances that showcase the best of our four brands,” says Kim Braun, U.S. President. “Many of these are customer units, meaning visitors will be able to see unique customizations and other features selected for real-world application. We are proud to bring this outstanding product line-up and we look forward to connecting with customers old and new.”

Demers Ambulances
Known best for sophistication and innovation; you’ll never need to compromise with Demers Ambulances. Demers will display two customer units, the MXP 150 and MX 164. Thanks to The Villages Fire Rescue, visitors can experience the MXP 150 Type I ambulance, built for both crew comfort and occupant safety. This unit combines a rugged exterior with top-of-the-line details, like superior insulation, a spacious front cabin with a pass-through window, a large compartment ALS on the front wall, and much more. The Demers MX 164 Type III is the overall best-selling Type III ambulance in the Demers lineup and has earned the reputation as a workhorse for good reason. The design offers best-in-class safety, ergonomics, and reduced maintenance. While this model comes feature-rich, it also offers various layouts to provide ample choice for any department. Thank you to the City of Wheaton Fire Department for sharing their unit with us. For more information on Demers Ambulances, visit Demers-Ambulances.com.

Seeking an all-electric purpose-built ambulance?
It’s arrived! If you haven’t heard yet, Demers Ambulances, in partnership with Lion Electric, developed an all-electric purpose-built ambulance that is designed by paramedics, for paramedics. Now is your chance to learn more about the Demers eFX 184” ambulance in booth #5638 at the Demers informational display. The first customer ambulance is scheduled to roll out in Fall 2022 so don’t wait, schedule a time to meet with a sales representative to learn more.

Braun Ambulances
Celebrating 50 years in business, Braun Ambulances truly stands the test of time as a premier ambulance manufacturer in the Fire/EMS industry. Built for life, Braun delivers on its commitment to safety, innovation, customization, and quality craftsmanship with each truck delivered. Braun will showcase two customer units: its crown jewel, the Chief XL Type I, and the Braun Super Chief model. Courtesy of Corvallis Fire & Rescue, exhibitors can experience the 169” Chief XL module which is one of the best-known ambulances in the industry for providing ample workspace, significant storage, and top-of-the-line comfort. This model is a top choice for departments seeking quality and reliability, with countless customization options. Braun will also display the rugged Super Chief Type I ambulance, courtesy of Crown Point Fire Rescue. This heavy-duty model features a 170” module designed to carry more equipment and handle the intense demands of high call volume departments. Specific to safety and innovation, both models are compatible with Braun’s IMPACT Airbag System with RollTek™ technology, an EMS safety option now available in (4) Braun models, including the Express Plus and Liberty. Visit Braun in booth #5638 or visit BraunAmbulances.com for more information on its product lineup.

Crestline Coach
Safe, durable, and affordable, Crestline Coach lives up to its reputation through its CCL 150 product lineup. Crestline will display the popular CCL 150 Type I ambulance in booth #5638. The CCL 150 is loaded with practical standard features including aluminum cabinets, flush mount windows, and Multiplex Electrical System. Also available with 4X4, and diesel options, the CCL 150 is built to last with increased durability backed by Factory Lifetime Structural Warranty and Lifetime Paint Warranty. Not only does it meet industry safety standards (GVS V2.0 Standards and KKK-A1822F Standards), but it is constructed purposely for remount application too. Visit CCL150.com for more information on Crestline Coach.

Medix Specialty Vehicles
Best known for its value, efficiency, and effectiveness, Medix Specialty Vehicles is always ready to deliver the industry’s highest possible performance value. Located in booth #5438, Medix will showcase three customer units: MSV-II 170, a Type I and Type III, plus the MSV-II 157 Type I. The MSV-II 170 Type III ambulance, courtesy of Sumter County EMS, offers the longest Type III box of any Medix configuration. The 170” module is an excellent choice for any service application, and similarly, its Type I model also showcases a full 155″ of clearance from bulkhead cabinets to the rear doors, plus 48″ of aisle space to command your crew, roughhouse your gear, or carefully monitor a patient. Thanks to the City of Pharr for allowing us to display their unit. The third truck is an MSV-II 157 Type I from Guardian Medical Transport, and the 157” box highlights the model’s versatility for Fire, EMS, or hospital-based operations. For more information on Medix Specialty Vehicles and its products, visit MedixAmbulance.com.

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About Demers Braun Ambulance Manufacturer
Through its strong family of brands – Demers, Braun, Crestline, Medix – the Company operates six production/service sites across North America and employs over 1000 team members. The Company is the second-largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Its offering of ambulance products range from the price-conscious value ambulance to the highly-customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers, Braun, Crestline, and Medix can help you save more lives, visit Demers-Ambulances.com, BraunAmbulances.com, CrestlineCoach.com, and MedixAmbulance.com

MEDIA REQUEST CONTACT INFORMATION
Vanessa Bomboir
Director Marketing, U.S.
Phone: 306-230-7723 | Email: vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com

SALES CONTACT INFORMATION
Chad Brown
Vice President U.S. Sales
Demers Braun Crestline
Phone: 419-231-0543 | Email: chadb@braunambulances.com

Rob Eichorst
Vice President U.S. Sales, Medix
Phone: 574-266-0911 | Email: rob@medixambulance.com

Expand Sep. 20, 2021 Demers, Braun, Crestline to Support EMS World Expo 2021 from a Distance

Regarding the health and safety of our employees and dealer family, we regret to announce Demers, Braun, Crestline will not be attending EMS World Expo 2021 on October 4-8, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Instead, we will support the event from a distance, remaining a long-time advertiser with EMS World media, and as a champion for the EMS profession.

“We are disappointed that we will not be at EMS World Expo this year,” says Chad Brown, Vice President of US Sales for Demers, Braun, Crestline. “It is a great tradeshow, and we were looking forward to being together for the event. Fortunately, we will still be participating from afar. It is an annual tradition to sponsor the NAEMT EMT of the Year award, which is presented at the event. We also have two products named EMS World Expo Innovation Awards finalists, the Braun Ambulance TLC ambulance model, and IMPACT Airbag System safety feature.”

The NAEMT EMT of the Year award will be presented on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, to an emergency medical technician who demonstrates excellence in the performance of emergency medical services, with their primary role being that of prehospital patient care. The award recipient receives $1,000 in cash, three core program registrations, and $1,200 for travel and lodging at the EMS World Expo and NAEMT Annual Meeting held the same year as the award. This year’s winner is Tracie Sanders, EMT from Normanna, Texas. Congratulations Tracie!

The Braun Ambulance TLC is a critical care transport (CCT) unit designed for interfacility transport. The model debuted at EMS Today in March 2020, right before the pandemic, but was eligible for the awards this year. To learn more about the TLC model, please click here.

The IMPACT Airbag System is a new safety feature unique to Braun Ambulances. It was released at FDIC 2021 and is available now on select ambulance models. The system includes strategically placed airbags using IMMI’s RollTek™ technology, progressive resistance padding at head strike points, and advanced seating restraints in all positions. To learn more about the IMPACT Airbag System, please click here.

For those who wish to attend EMS World Expo in-person or virtually, registration is open on EMSWorldExpo.com.  Virtual benefits include the ability to stream over 40+ classes live from anywhere, access to sessions up to 1 year after the event, connect and network with other professionals in small group meetings, and more.

Please direct questions and comments to Vanessa Bomboir, US Marketing Manager for Demers, Braun, Crestline, at 306-986-5677 or vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com.

Expand Jan. 1, 1970 First Priority Group Expands Lineup to Include Braun and Crestline Ambulances Throughout Territory

FIRST PRIORITY GROUP EXPANDS LINEUP TO INCLUDE BRAUN AND CRESTLINE AMBULANCES THROUGHOUT TERRITORY

First Priority Group will now provide new ambulance sales and service for Braun Ambulances and Crestline Ambulances in Washington D.C., Delaware, and Maryland.

Van Wert, Ohio: August 26, 2021 – Demers Ambulances USA, Inc., (the parent company representing Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Ambulances) is an industry leader in the global ambulance manufacturing market. Committed to enhancing their US dealer partner network, Demers, Braun, Crestline is proud to announce First Priority Group will now provide new ambulance sales and service for Braun Ambulances and Crestline Ambulances throughout Washington D.C., Delaware, and Maryland.

“We are extremely excited to represent the Braun and Crestline ambulance product-line throughout Maryland, Washington D.C. and Delaware,” said Alex Cherepakhov, CEO of First Priority Group. “FPG and DBC share the same vision of offering high-quality products and equipment with safety innovations and benefits geared towards the EMS industry.”

First Priority Group has been a long-standing partner in the Demers Ambulances and Braun Ambulances networks. The latest announcement comes as Demers, Braun, Crestline continues to augment existing partnerships with the full product lineup from all three ambulance brands.  This will allow First Priority Group to continue to provide end-users throughout their territory with a comprehensive one-stop-shop approach to emergency and specialty vehicles.

“We are so pleased to announce First Priority Group’s expansion into new territories and their diversification to all three brands,” says Chad Brown. Vice President of US Sales for Demers Braun Crestline. “First Priority Group is an exceptional dealer partner. Their extensive knowledge in serving EMS professionals has made them a well-known name in their region and a one-stop-shop for emergency vehicle needs. They bring a unique element to our network, as they are not only a dealer for our ambulance brands, but also a manufacturer themselves. From new ambulance sales to after-the-sale support from multiple service locations, we know Demers Braun Crestline customers will be more than taken care of working with First Priority Group. We look forward to continued success partnering with them.”

To learn more about Demers Braun Crestline dealer partners or new ambulance sales and service in Washington D.C., Delaware, and Maryland, please contact Madison Braxton, US Marketing Coordinator for Demers Braun Crestline at 419-232-7020 or mbraxton@braunambulances.com.

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About Demers Ambulances USA, Inc.

Through its strong and diversified portfolio of Demers, Braun, and Crestline brands, the Company operates six production and service centre sites across North America and employs close to 1000 people. Each year, Demers, Braun, and Crestline’s combined brand sales position the company as the second-largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Its offering of ambulance products ranges from the price-conscious value ambulance to the very highly-customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers, Braun, and Crestline can help you save more lives, visit www.Demers-Ambulances.com, www.BraunAmbulances.com, and www.CrestlineCoach.com.

 

About First Priority Group (FPG)

Established in 1998, First Priority Group (FPG) is a diversified manufacturer and dealer of emergency and specialty vehicles. FPG’s Conversion Division is one of the largest upfitters of emergency command and specialty vehicles, providing custom solutions to law enforcement, emergency and commercial customers throughout the US. FPG’s EMS Division distributes new ambulances manufactured by the Demers Braun Crestline (DBC) group while serving as one of nation’s largest remounters. FPG Electrified was created to assist our fleet customers with an end-to-end solution to electrify their fleets and create a line of purpose-built electric emergency vehicles. To learn more about First Priority Group, please visit www.1fpg.com/.

Expand Jul. 27, 2021 Explore New Innovations with Demers Braun Crestline Ambulances at FDIC International August 5-7, 2021

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Explore New Innovations with Demers Braun Crestline Ambulances at FDIC International August 5-7, 2021

Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach will unite in booth #5638 with several ambulance models and new innovations!

JULY 27, 2021 – VAN WERT, OHIO: Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach will be together again at FDIC International 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 5 – 7, 2021. The ambulance manufacturers will unite in booth #5638 to exhibit various types of ambulance models across the three brands. In addition, Braun Ambulances will launch a new ambulance safety innovation focused on occupant protection.

“We are looking forward to FDIC International 2021,” says Chad Brown, Vice President of US Sales for Demers Braun Crestline. “It will be the first international tradeshow we’ve attended since the start of the pandemic over a year and a half ago. This means it will be the first opportunity in some time to connect in-person with our dealer partners, new and existing customers, and even some of our internal team members spread throughout the United States and Canada. FDIC is always a great time, but we’re anticipating an especially fun week together as we showcase a wide selection of ambulance models and debut our newest ambulance safety innovation focused on occupant protection.”

Demers Braun Crestline will be located inside the Indiana Convention Center in booth #5638. The exhibit hall will be open Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Friday, August 6, 2021, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Members of the Demers Braun Crestline sales team will be on hand for live demonstrations, answer product questions, and make new connections.

As the second-largest ambulance manufacturer in North America, the Demers Braun Crestline portfolio includes Type I, Type II, and Type III ambulances. A broad spectrum of ambulance models will be displayed in booth #5638, including a Demers MXP 150 Type I ambulance from Rapid City Fire Department and a Demers MXP 170 Type I ambulance. Braun will have a Super Chief Type I ambulance from Nashville Fire Department, as well as a Chief XL F450 4×2 Type I showcasing their newest safety innovation set to debut at the show. Crestline is showcasing the popular CCL 150 Type I ambulance which marks the first time this model has been displayed at FDIC.

Demers Braun Crestline also plans to bring the show to those that are not attending the event. They will host a series of live demonstrations via Facebook Live from the show floor each day. Follow Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach to see the schedule and tune in daily August 5-7, 2021.

For more information about Demers Braun Crestline and their plans for FDIC International 2021, please contact Vanessa Bomboir, US Marketing Manager Demers Braun Crestline at (306) 230-7723 or vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com.

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About Demers Braun Crestline:
Through its strong and diversified portfolio of Demers, Braun, and Crestline brands, the Company operates six production and service center sites across North America and employs close to 1000 people. Each year, Demers Braun Crestline’s combined brand sales position the company as the second-largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Its offering of ambulance products ranges from the price-conscious value ambulance to the very highly-customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers, Braun, and Crestline can help you save more lives, visit www.Demers-Ambulances.com, www.BraunAmbulances.com, and www.CrestlineCoach.com.

Expand May. 3, 2021 Ambulance Manufacturers Honor EMS Professionals All Month Long

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Ambulance Manufacturers Honor EMS Professionals All Month Long
Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach celebrate
EMS Week and Paramedics Services Week throughout May

VAN WERT, OHIO, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN AND BELOEIL, QUEBEC – May 3, 2021 – Demers Braun Crestline (DBC), three leading ambulance manufacturers, will celebrate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals throughout the entire month of May in honor of EMS Week in the United States and Paramedic Services Week in Canada formally observed May 16-22 (USA) and May 23-29 (Canada).

Demers Ambulance, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach are shining a bright spotlight on EMS front line heroes to recognize the remarkable and tireless efforts dedicated to responding to the call and ultimately saving lives. Today DBC officially kicks off its EMS recognition campaign affectionately dubbed “Real Stars of Life” during which stories featuring EMS professionals will be shared on social media, while Crew Meals will be provided to various EMS departments.

“What a year for EMS,” says Chad Brown, Vice President Sales, USA. “The pandemic has been a trying time for many, but first responders have carried a significant burden over the last 14 months. They have been asked to do so much to support their communities and they are not done yet. Last year, we celebrated similarly with a full month of social highlights and giveaways. We are excited to do it again this year only amplified, because we understand what a challenging time it has been for our first responder family.”

“We’ve seen extraordinary efforts from front-line EMS/Paramedics,” adds Scott Sawatsky, Vice President Sales, Canada. “They have selflessly given back to their communities, going beyond the call of duty. Too often, these front-line heroes (EMS/Paramedics) are forgotten. We are especially excited for this campaign to raise awareness of the incredible work they are doing, and it is a great opportunity for Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach to honor EMS professionals directly across North America.”

Right now, DBC is encouraging medics and local communities alike to participate in the “Real Stars of Life” campaign by submitting pictures and stories of their own local EMS heroes. In addition to paying tribute to EMS communities, each respective DBC brand will randomly award a crew meal to organizations each week. Winners will be announced on May 7, 14, 21, and 28. Each crew meal will be provided as a $250 prepaid credit card to respect COVID-19 safety protocols at EMS stations. DBC is hopeful departments will patron local restaurants impacted by the pandemic to cater their meal.

Submit your pictures and stories by tagging the brands on Facebook: @demersambulances, @braunambulances, or @crestlinecoachltd, or by directly submitting stories and pictures through email at mbraxton@braunambulances.com.

For more information about this campaign, please contact Vanessa Bomboir, DBC Marketing Manager USA/Canada, at 306.986.5677 or vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com.

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About Demers Braun Ambulance Manufacturer and Demers Braun Crestline:  

Through its strong and diversified portfolio of Demers, Braun, and Crestline brands, the Company operates six production and service center sites across North America and employs more than 1,000 people. Demers Braun Crestline combined brand sales position the company as the second-largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Its offering of ambulance products ranges from the price-conscious value ambulance to the very highly-customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers, Braun, and Crestline can help you save more lives, visit www.Demers-Ambulances.comwww.BraunAmbulances.com, and www.CrestlineCoach.com.

About EMS Week: 

EMS Week (USA) was first observed in 1974. It was established to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in their communities. This year’s theme is This Is EMS: Caring for Our Communities and will be observed May 16-22, 2021.

About Paramedic Services Week:

Paramedic Services week salutes the men and women of Canada’s emergency medical services in a similar fashion. This year’s theme is Paramedic as Educator – Citizen Ready and will be observed from May 23-29, 2021. Demers Ambulances and Crestline Coach are Gold Sponsors for the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada.

Expand Apr. 13, 2021 Demers Braun Crestline announces the acquisition of Medix Specialty Vehicles

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DEMERS BRAUN CRESTLINE ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF MEDIX SPECIALTY VEHICLES

 

Transaction further strengthens DBC’s strong leadership position as number 2 ambulance manufacturer in North America, while accelerating rapid international growth

 

Van Wert, Ohio – April 13, 2021 – Demers Braun Crestline (DBC) a subsidiary of Demers Braun Ambulance manufacturer, today announced that it has recently completed the acquisition of Medix Specialty Vehicles, a full line final stage ambulance manufacturer headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, for an undisclosed financial consideration. The transaction is not subject to further regulatory approvals.

Through this transformational transaction, DBC further strengthens its global market leadership position in ambulance manufacturing, now employing over 1140 talented individuals working across 12 different production and service center sites across North America.

“With today’s acquisition, we continue to make significant strides towards our vision of being the partner of choice for the Emergency Medical Services providers across the United States and the world, offering the very best in vehicles and customer care across all market segments,” said Kim Braun, President, U.S. Operations. “I wish to extend a very warm welcome to each of the nearly 200 new colleagues joining DBC and look forward to working very closely with Greg Rusk, the entire Medix team, and the Medix dealer network to better support our customers towards the achievement of their objectives – and most importantly, saving lives.”

“I am sincerely delighted with this transformational acquisition. The Medix addition expands and reinforces our brand portfolio while increasing our competitive position and reach among ambulance manufacturers across North America and in the over 40 countries we now serve,” said Alain Brunelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Demers Braun Crestline. “As a natural next step following the merger between Demers and Braun in early 2018 and the Crestline acquisition in Western Canada later that same year, today’s transaction reaffirms our position as the reference for ambulance innovation in the market. This acquisition could not have happened without the continued support from our financial partners at Clearspring and CDPQ and I wish to thank them for their vision and commitment.”

“On behalf of our employees, clients and partners from around the world, I would like to thank Alain, Kim and the entire DBC leadership team. We take great pride in combining forces and joining an organization with such an extraordinary legacy, reputation and recognition for excellence. This is a winning transaction for our customers and employees alike,” said Greg Rusk, Chief Executive Officer of Medix Specialty Vehicles.

About Demers Braun Ambulance manufacturer and Demers Braun Crestline

Through its strong and diversified portfolio of Demers, Braun and Crestline brands, the Company operates six production and service centre sites across North America and employ close to 1 000 people. Each year, Demers Braun Crestline combined brand sales position the company as the second largest ambulance manufacturer in North America. Its offering of ambulance products ranges from the price-conscious value ambulance to the very highly customized specialty vehicle. To learn more about how Demers, Braun and Crestline can help you save more lives, visit www.Demers-Ambulances.com, www.BraunAmbulances.com, and www.CrestlineCoach.com.

About Medix Specialty Vehicles

Medix Specialty Vehicles is an industry leader in the manufacturing of Type I, Type II, and Type III ambulances serving both the private and fire service side of the industry. Since 2001, Medix grew rapidly and today employs over 190 people, operates five manufacturing plants, dedicating over 127,000 sq ft to modular production, paint, R&D, special projects and efficient Type II production. Medix Specialty Vehicles commercializes some of the highest quality, best valued ambulances in the industry. To learn more about Medix Specialty Vehicles, Inc. visit www.medixambulance.com.

About Clearspring Capital Partners

Clearspring Capital Partners is a leading Canadian private equity firm that invests in and acquires medium-sized companies through buyouts, growth and acquisition financings, going private transactions, industry consolidations, recapitalizations and other types of transactions. Clearspring has raised nearly 600 million dollars in capital since it was founded in 2002. Clearspring focuses on established and stable industries, such as the food industry, and companies with strong market positions and skilled management teams. The Clearspring team works out of its offices in Toronto and Montreal in close collaboration with the management teams of its portfolio companies in order to ensure the creation of added value. For more information, visit www.cscap.ca.

 

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For more information, multimedia materials and interview requests, contact:

Benoit Lafortune
Executive Vice-President
blafortune@demers-ambulances.com
450-467-4683, extension 272

Expand Mar. 4, 2021 DBC Customer Care Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH ​4​, 202​1 – ​SASKATOON, SK:  As your Partner of Choice, DBC is excited to announce our After Sales Service teams of Demers Ambulances, Braun Industries, and Crestline Coach are rebranding as Customer Care.
More than a name change, Customer Care is our promise to providing Excellence in Service and After-sales parts support, driven by our Total Commitment to reduce unscheduled downtime so your fleet is always operational.
To optimize your Customer Care experience please review the following changes below:
  • Access to Demers and Crestline customer care phone technicians through the same dial-in menu for callers from the US, Canada east or Canada West.
  • No number changes, Customer Care is built in as an option.
  • Seamless call transfers via area code, in language of caller, to appropriate Customer Care dept. location for optimal live answers, if needed, automatically linking East or West phone pool in all time zones.
  • 24/7 after-hours emergency direct line.
  • Mobile field support to/from factory Demers, Crestline ambulances and bus road technicians and select authorized service centers.
  • Factory-trained dedicated service technicians at DBC Customer Care sites for required certified service or remount/ refurbishing jobs.
DBC is committed to excellence in Customer Care, and as we enhance your customer experience, we promise to keep you informed.
For more information about the white paper, please contact Vanessa Bomboir, Marketing Manager for Demers-Braun-Crestline at (306) 986-5677 or vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com.
 
About Demers-Braun:
Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach are three distinct brands owned by Demers-Braun. The second-largest ambulance manufacturing organization in North America, Demers-Braun has been recognized for leadership in innovative design and quality products. With over 140 years of combined history meeting the needs of customers in over 42 countries, Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach offer a wide-range of ambulances, specialty vehicles, and small to mid-sized buses. To learn more about the respective brands, visit their websites at www.Demers-Ambulances.comwww.BraunAmbulances.comwww.CrestlineCoach.com, or www.CCL150.com.

Expand Oct. 21, 2020 DBC Ambulance Manufacturers Release Free Ambulance Decontamination White Paper

DBC Ambulance Manufacturers Release Free Ambulance Decontamination White Paper

 

Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach release white paper to inform Fire/EMS organizations of best practices and recommendations to better protect patients and personnel from infectious diseases while in ambulances.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 21, 2020 – VAN WERT, OHIO: Demers-Braun-Crestline (DBC) has released a 16-page white paper titled Ambulance Decontamination: Information, Resources, & Considerations for High-Risk Infection Control in an Ambulance. Fire/EMS professionals have the opportunity to download the free white paper to learn more about best practices, and recommended solutions to integrate into their own strategic plans, as they continue to combat infectious diseases.

 

While the worldwide emergency response community remains on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, DBC has been busy behind the scenes dedicating engineering resources to focus on ambulance decontamination. Long committed to safety and innovation, DBC evaluated a wide range of products, design options, and protocols to help protect patients and EMS personnel from infectious diseases in an ambulance setting. That collective knowledge was organized into the new white paper, which contains information, resources, and recommendations on ambulance infectious disease control measures. It should serve as an introductory guide for organizations overwhelmed by where to start with ambulance decontamination.

 

The 16-page white paper answers several important questions, but centers on one primary topic: What feature and design considerations should be reviewed inside an ambulance? Identifying five key areas, each section educates readers on ambulance options and features that assist in limiting the spread of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. From plexiglass dividers to HEPA filters, chemical fogging systems to self-disinfecting surfaces, and everything in-between, the white paper outlines a variety of solutions that every emergency response organization should consider for enhancing safety inside their ambulances.

 

Prior to the public release of the document, Demers-Braun-Crestline provided advance copies to two well-known leaders in EMS, AJ Heightman and Chief Randy Mellow. AJ Heightman, Editor Emeritus at JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) and Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, said, “Demers-Braun-Crestline has been one of the leaders in our industry for over 100 years, presenting customers with innovations, special design and safety features, and options. This white paper is another example of their thought leadership – focusing on management and the elimination of infectious diseases in ambulances.”

 

Chief Randy Mellow, President of the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and Chief of the Peterborough County/City Paramedics, said, “It is a certainty that the Paramedic community requires agility and adaptability to keep pace with the complexity and evolution of care as never seen before. The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded the attention of thoughtful leaders to reflect and refocus, to ensure that as the emergency services industry grows and evolves, so does the emerging knowledge and investment in high-risk infection control. The DBC Ambulance Decontamination white paper provides guiding principles, practical recommendations, and resources to help EMS organizations form strategies that will enhance safety for patients, responders, and our communities.”

 

The white paper is available in several versions including a U.S. and Canadian foreword, and French translation. Individuals or organizations interested in learning more about ambulance decontamination should visit DBCAmbulances.com or download a free copy now. For more information about the white paper, please contact Vanessa Bomboir, Marketing Manager for Demers-Braun-Crestline at (306) 986-5677 or vbomboir@crestlinecoach.com.

 

About Demers-Braun:

Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach are three distinct brands owned by Demers-Braun. The second-largest ambulance manufacturing organization in North America, Demers-Braun has been recognized for leadership in innovative design and quality products. With over 140 years of combined history meeting the needs of customers in over 42 countries, Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach offer a wide-range of ambulances, specialty vehicles, and small to mid-sized buses. To learn more about the respective brands, visit their websites at Demers-Ambulances.com, BraunAmbulances.com, CrestlineCoach.com, or CCL150.com.

Expand Aug. 18, 2020 Demers-Braun-Crestline (DBC) Awards Exclusive Brand Representation in Pennsylvania State

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Demers-Braun-Crestline (DBC) Awards Exclusive Brand Representation in Pennsylvania State

Glick Fire Equipment Becomes Exclusive Dealer in Pennsylvania for Demers, Braun and Crestline Brands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 18, 2020 – VAN WERT, OHIO: Demers-Braun-Crestline (DBC), an industry leader in the global ambulance manufacturing market, names Glick Fire Equipment as their exclusive three brand dealer for Pennsylvania.

“I am pleased to announce Glick Fire Equipment will have exclusive coverage of Pennsylvania for all our brands,” said Chad Brown, Vice-President Sales at Demers-Braun-Crestline. “We are very excited to continue our relationship by establishing an exclusive partnership with a professional team like Glick. DBC is very selective in growing its partnerships, aligning only with dealerships that are committed to both sales and service, and Glick fits the bill. We are confident that the Demers, Braun and Crestline products will continue to be very well represented.”

Celebrating thirty-three years in business, Glick Fire Equipment is an established, fully certified and PA licensed Fire & EMS product and service provider in Pennsylvania. The company was formed as a fire apparatus dealership in 1987 and over the years, the business steadily grew, adding new vehicle lines and enhancing their service offerings. Now under the second generation of family ownership with Doug Glick, Amy Sweitzer, and Jodi Mohn, they continue their commitment to providing first-class products and services to fire and EMS service providers throughout the state.

“Without a doubt, Demers-Braun-Crestline is aligned with our vision of providing quality equipment, and offering products with safety innovations and benefits for EMS Services. We are extremely excited to represent Demers, Braun, and Crestline throughout Pennsylvania” said Doug Glick, President of Glick Fire Equipment.

About Demers-Braun:

Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach are three distinct brands owned by Demers-Braun. The second-largest ambulance manufacturing organization in North America, Demers-Braun has been recognized for leadership in innovative design and quality products. With 140 years of combined history serving the emergency response market worldwide, Demers Ambulances, Braun Ambulances, and Crestline Coach offer a wide-range of ambulances, specialty vehicles, and small to mid-sized buses. To learn more about the respective brands, visit their websites at www.Demers-Ambulances.com, www.BraunAmbulances.com, and www.CCL150.com.

About Glick Fire Equipment

Glick Fire Equipment is Pennsylvania’s premier emergency vehicle dealership, offering sales, parts, and service. They offer four strategically-located full-service facilities, and 18 mobile service vehicles throughout Pennsylvania. Glick also offers custom fabrication and body shop service. They are proud to represent these world-class manufacturers who share their commitment to those who serve their community: Pierce Manufacturing, Braun Ambulances, Demers Ambulances, Crestline Ambulances, Stonewell Bodies, and Firematic’s BRAT – all leaders in their industry. Glick Fire Equipment is the comprehensive resource for all of your sales, service, and parts needs. For additional information, visit them online at www.glickfire.com

DEMERS AMBULANCES

28 Richelieu
Beloeil, QC, CANADA, J3G 4N5
1.800.363.7591

CRESTLINE COACH

126 Wheeler St.
Saskatoon, SK, CANADA, S7P 0A9
1.888.887.6886

BRAUN INDUSTRIES

1171 Production Dr.
Van Wert, OH, 45891
1.877.344.9990