The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department placed two new T3 Patroller vehicles into service that will revolutionize the way paramedics can navigate the bike trail and through the large crowds of public events in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township.
The T3 Patroller electric standup vehicle (ESV) is a zero-gas-emission, clean-energy innovation that is simple, intuitive and economical to operate. They are extremely stable with a low center of gravity and their 9-inch platform gives the Paramedics the ability to see over the crowd, and increases their visibility.
These versatile vehicles can access restricted spaces including elevators and narrow corridors, handles curbs easily and are highly agile with a zero-degree turning radius.
The T3 Patrollers are high on reliability, low on maintenance and have an operating cost of around 10 cents per day. Unlike the Segway, you can dismount the vehicle and go right to work without taking the time to find something to lean them against.
More than 4,000 T3 vehicles have been deployed in over 30 countries worldwide, including NYPD, Dallas, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Police Departments.
Absolutely “ZERO” tax dollars where spent to add these versatile vehicles to the LSFD fleet. All of the approximately $17,000 needed to purchase them and place them in service was donated by the Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Association, a non-profit group of volunteers made up of current and past members of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department and their spouses. (http://www.lsfd.org/)