WAS 300 ALS/BLS GOES OFF-ROAD.
With an ardent look of concentration, the driver steers over gravel, rocks, and sand. From the driver’s seat, the slope that he needs to drive the ambulance over still looks extremely steep, and the seats become uncomfortable to sit on long before the tipping point is reached. One of the front wheels loses grip, and there is a brief pause before the all-wheel-drive kicks in, and the vehicle moves forward with a powerful shove before righting itself. Mohamed Mahmoud translates the words of the German driver safety trainer for the driver: “Well done! Always keep moving when you’re on gravel.”
The training, introducing drivers of the Egyptian Ambulance Organisation to the new generation of ambulances, has been organised by WAS. In addition to the usual technical training courses and medical instruction, a decision was taken to include additional off-road training as part of the vehicle handover, as the new generation of WAS 300 4x4 adds off-road capability to a well-proven vehicle concept.