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Dynamic Role Emergency Vehicles

Government vehicles car share
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My city has the same car for many departments. While I could believe that some are highly specialized, there are also pretty generic Ford SUVs that mainly differ by the decals, and color of their flashing lights.

- Health

- City Inspectors

- Transit Supervisors

- Fire

- Police

- Other?

I bet there is a lot of waste in that each department has more vehicles than they actually need (because sometimes they need extras). Fair enough, but why not share some?

Decals would be LED powered so that you could change city inspector vehicle to police supervisor with a press of a button (if authorized)... ditto for top flashing lights and siren.

If a police officer was carrying a wounded victim their mode would alternate between police and ambulance every few seconds.

Of course demo mode would alternate between all in sequence.

ixnaum, Oct 18 2016

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Not quite the same ... [8th of 7, Oct 18 2016]


       So all that's really required is for different branches of local govenment to cooperate in a spirit of goodwill, rather than fighting one another tooth and claw for every penny of budget money.   

       Good luck with that.
8th of 7, Oct 18 2016

       On the plus side, the sequence "Police/ Fire/ Ambulance/ Coroner" could be pre- programmed into the LED decals.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 18 2016

       ... altho in certain parts of the USA, the simplified sequence of Police/Coroner would seem to cover the greater part of the most common situations.
8th of 7, Oct 18 2016

       Actually, they could go one better and just arm the coroners. It would have the advantage of giving them more control over their workflow.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 18 2016

       Judge Dredd would certainly approve of that.
8th of 7, Oct 18 2016

       You forgot "Coastguard" and "Mountain Rescue"
hippo, Oct 19 2016


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