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Type 1 Ambulances

When you’re looking to add a Type 1 ambulance to your fire or emergency fleet, trust AEV with the details that matter. We partner with only the best Type 1 ambulance chassis manufacturers to deliver some of the most dependable custom emergency vehicles on the road today.

Choose from a Ford, Dodge or Chevy chassis, and from there we’ll work with you to build an ambulance with the features your crew needs to get the job done. From grabrails and cot mounts to upholstery and custom graphics, no detail is overlooked. Our team has an unwavering commitment to deliver one of the most dependable emergency vehicles on the road today, made to your exact specifications so you can protect and serve time and again.

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AEV Type 1 Ambulances are offered on Chevy, Dodge, or Ford chassis.

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Quality Built

You haven’t experienced ambulance vehicle equipment that truly caters to your unique needs until you’ve experienced AEV hands-on American craftsmanship.

Custom Type 1 Ambulances

At AEV, we offer countless ways to build your ambulance that will cater to the needs of your crews, exceed safety standards and answer the community’s call. Here, the only way you’ll find two ambulances alike is if you ask for it.

We Start with a Feasibility Study

Our buying process is a personal one-on-one experience that starts with a feasibility study, because relationships and individualized solutions are what we build first. From custom conveniences for your crew to graphics schemes unique to your company, no detail is overlooked.

A Detailed Visual Manufacturing Process

Starting with an exclusive Mickey-manufactured body, AEV builds each custom unit using a detailed visual process—a board stocked with parts and tools specific to that ambulance to ensure we meet your every spec. American-crafted at AEV.

Engineering That’s All About the Details

Using rigorous manufacturing processes and engineering innovation, we achieve superior quality and value.

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Our American-crafted Type I ambulances include the features you care about most.

  • C/S upper windows: Standard, tint fixed
  • Drip rails: Bright finish aluminum
  • Fasteners: AVK nutserts for attachment of door panels
  • Fender flares: Aluminum
  • Flooring: Choice of optional colors
  • Fuel fill: Aluminum housing behind rear axle
  • Headliner: One-piece front to rear, gloss white
  • KKK/CAAS package: To present revision
  • Paint: OEM white industry match
  • Pass-thru windows: Sliding Lexan with bellows
  • Patient floor: Plywood, single piece, full-length and width, insulated
  • Rear bumper: Tread plate with center flip-up aggressive step section
  • Rear upper windows: Standard, tint fixed
  • Reflectors: Six total, four rear and two front
  • Roll-up flooring: 3″ recessed
  • Skirt rails: Diamond plate
  • Body Striping: Single belt (Optional)
  • Undercoat: Per QVM Industry guidelines
  • Upholstery: Choice of optional colors
  • Urea Full: Aluminum housing (diesel engine and where applicable)
  • Door hold opens: Grabbers on rear doors
  • Handles: Handicap style on all entry doors
  • Attendant seat: Captain’s chair on storage box with Per4Max Seatbelt
  • Cot mount: Stryker or Ferno
  • CPR seat: Street-side with Per4Max Seatbelt and telemetry area
  • Backboard storage: Right rear compartment, vertical
  • License plate holder: Recessed in rear kick plate with LED Light
  • Lining: Diamond plate
  • Oxygen cylinder rack: Aluminum rack, LF compartment
  • Shelves: One total aluminum in exterior compartment
  • Spare tire: Shipped loose
  • Straps: One total in right rear compartment for backboards
  • Action area cabinet: Laminated
  • Laminate: With choice of optional colors
  • Polycarbonate: Gray tinted or clear with full handles
  • RF cabinet: Wood doors with inside/outside access
Electrical system
  • TraumaHawk Telematics AVI System
  • 12vdc outlets: Two cigar outlets
  • 125vac outlets: Two total, one curbside, one RF-ALS
  • Batteries: Two under hood
  • Battery switch: Cole Hersee 2484-16
  • Coax cable: One tagged at both ends
  • Console: Wood between cab seats covered with EZ-Grip
  • Electrical cabinet: Behind attendant’s seat
  • Electrical system: Printed circuit boards with LED diagnostics
  • Oxygen outlets: Two total, Ohio style
  • Shoreline: inlet located on street-side behind M1 compartment
  • Wiring: Color, name and number coded with as built schematics on USB drive
Emergency alert
  • Backup alarm: With auto reset switch
  • Siren: Whelen WS-295
  • Siren speaker: Dual 100 watt
  • Action area light: 12vdc LED
  • Clearance lights: LED on front and rear with recessed corner lights
  • Dome Lights: LED for both streetside and curbside
  • Indicator lights: Door, compartment ajar, low voltage and battery on cab console
  • Load lights: Two Whelen on rear
  • Scene lights: Two Whelen on each side
  • Side marker lights: On sides of body
  • Tail lights: Triple light cluster on rear
  • Third brake lights: Mounted over rear doors
  • Warning package lights: Whelen perimeter lighting
  • Heat-A/C: Ceiling ducted
  • Insulation: Reflectix circumferential package
  • Antimicrobial Recessed Overhead Grabrail
  • Complies with all SAE Standards
  • Seatbelt Harness System: Per4Max
  • Crash Tested Modular Body
  • Emergency Entry Door Release Latches


Choose from Ford, Chevy or Dodge cab chassis available in a variety of lengths.

Model Length Width Headroom
Ford F-350, Chevy 3500, Dodge 3500 145″-148″ 92″-95″ 66″-72″
Ford F-450, Chevy 4500, Dodge 4500 148″-157″ 95″ 68″-72″
Ford F-550, Chevy 5500, Dodge 5500 172″+ 95″ 68″-74″

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