NTEA Ambulance Manufacturers Affiliate Division Requests Public Comment

The Ambulance Manufacturers Division (AMD), an Affiliate Division of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), announced a period of public comment for AMD Standards 001-025.

The AMD is revising AMD Standards 001-015 and adding Standards 016-025 to accommodate proposed changes under draft revision F to the Federal Specification for the Star-of-Life Ambulance (KKK-A-1822). The AMD is soliciting public comments or corrections that may enhance the quality of the Standards within their respective stated scope, purpose and application. Submission deadline is July 13, 2007.

To view the Standards in their draft form, go to: http://www.ntea.com/mr/divisions/amd/default.asp

All comments on the draft for consideration must be submitted in writing (either typed or legibly written). The submission must also include a reasonable and rational explanation for the change(s) based on sound engineering principles, proposed/revised language, cost/benefit analysis, verifiable statistics, test results and/or engineering studies where applicable.

Suggested comments or changes must be performance-based, industry generic and cannot in any way restrict trade or innovation. Comments and suggestions received without the aforementioned information cannot be considered.

Contact information must also be provided with submittals in case questions arise with the provided comments.

All submissions must be sent via certified mail to: AMD Technical Committee - Draft Standard Comments, National Truck Equipment Association, 37400 Hills Tech Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331.

Manufacturers of ambulances, rescue and emergency vehicles, and related emergency apparatus and equipment compose the AMD. The organization, which became an NTEA affiliate in 1986, works to expand and improve its market segment; acquire, preserve and disseminate information on the role of emergency vehicles; improve relationships with other industry segments; promote new product innovations; and assist in the development of industry safety standards and programs.

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