October 24, 2018

The Ambulance Paramedics of BC 2018 Convention was held in Richmond over October 2-3.  The APBC Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Committee ( EACCC ) is proud to report that delegates voted 86% in favour of a resolution that demonstrates BC's paramedics want t...

November 30, 2017

It is with great joy I can report, all five resolutions have been carried!

On October 26th 2017, delegates of the APBC annual convention stood before our colleagues, and overwhelmingly spoke in favour of resolutions that will see our union officially recognize climate c...

October 13, 2017

One resolutions submitted for the CUPE 873 convention this fall calls on BCEHS to implement charging locations for paramedics personal vehicles.  If adopted, this resolution could result in serious savings for paramedics.  

One myth of Electric Vehicles, is that th...

October 5, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

Re: Electric Ambulance Pilot Project

The BC Branch of CAPE (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment) is glad to support the implementation of this pilot project, described by David Hollingworth. 

We think that a gradual transition from gas powe...

September 28, 2017

Based on an average monthly fuel expense of $2300 per ambulance, and using BCHyrdo's estimate of a 75% savings in fuel for switching to an electric vehicle, converting 67 ambulances in the Vancouver post to electric would save BCEHS over $1 million per year.

September 28, 2017

Considering the the distance to common destinations for a given ambulance is valuable in determining the feasibly for it to be converted to an e-ambulance.  While it is possible that an ambulance operating out of station 248 will respond or transport to a destination f...

September 28, 2017

In addition to how far an ambulance typically travels in between charge points, i.e., hospitals and the station, it is also important to consider how long the ambulance will be on a call, and how long it will be available for charging.  An e-ambulance running the vehic...

September 28, 2017

While it is true an ambulance has far greater electrical demands than an electric vehicle used for typical everyday duties, the greatest drain on the battery will still be the propulsion of the vehicle.  Comparing these ranges with the average trip length at station 24...

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