Segway of Oakland Appeals to EMTs - Emergency Response Vehicle Latest in Line of Custom Segways

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The newest line of Segways Â? customized in-house by Segway of OaklandÂ?s professional staff Â? will appeal directly to emergency response personnel.

The newest line of Segways – customized in-house by Segway of Oakland’s professional staff – will appeal directly to emergency response personnel.

The Segway is already a machine designed perfectly for these types of difficult and demanding jobs, providing a unique, convenient and reliable way for security and emergency officers to negotiate tight corners and crowded sites. The new Segway EMT features the durability and reliability of the standard i Series with a number of handy, necessary applications to make the job of the EMT easier.

The Segway EMT is also perfect for novices or volunteers responding to emergencies at special events, both indoor and outdoor, and so will prove convenient for more than just EMTs. These models can now be rented or purchased through Segway of Oakland at 212 International Blvd.

The Segway i Series is the company’s ‘most rugged and powerful model,’ with added stability and generous cargo capacity. This model easily navigates variable terrain, including grass, hills and uneven pavement and features a metal, unbreakable kickstand. In response to customer requests, Segway of Oakland has outfitted the i Series ‘EMT’ model with a heavy-duty cargo carrying system, non-skid accessory tray, emergency red strobe light, motion-senor alarm with siren, 1000 candle watt rechargeable spot light, rechargeable dual-beam halogen headlights, Motorola VHF radio, smart defibrillator with additional battery and training kit, CPR mask and air-way kit, 30 minute oxygen bottle and deluxe trauma kit. This specialty creation, the most advanced Segway available for such uses, can be purchased at Segway of Oakland for $9,995 plus shipping, or rented at a reasonable $785 per week plus shipping.

If you’re a professional first responder and want a more convenient and portable way to get around, this is your best bet. And if you’re a volunteer just helping out at a special event, there is no more effective and trustworthy way to augment your effectiveness.

The Segway i Series features a range of 8-12 miles on a single battery charge, with larger tires and a wider profile that make it ‘ideal for varied terrain’ and more rugged and challenging environments. It can handle a rider payload of up to 250 pounds and can be fitted with Segway accessories for up to 260 pounds of actual payload. Yet, with a platform height of just eight inches, the rider still feels connected to the ground.

Because portability was a key objective in this model’s design, the i Series weighs just 83 pounds, making it light enough to easily handle, small enough to store in the trunk of a midsize sedan and collapsible enough to fit into those extra-tight storage spaces.

The i Series is outfitted with two 60 cell Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery packs, which are designed with on-board electronics that monitor both condition and temperature of the batteries automatically. Batteries can be recharged from a standard wall outlet, with a complete recharging cycle requiring around four to six hours. The batteries are expected to withstand up to 500 full charge/discharge cycles, though that depends on use.

And of course, safety is the most important component to the Segway HT, in both design and operation. Redundancy is built into the electrical and balancing systems, so if any system begins to operate at a diminished capacity, another is programmed to assume responsibility. This redundancy ensures the Segway HT will maintain balance and bring the rider to a safe stop at all times. Additionally, each part in the mechanical and electrical structure has been thoroughly tested to ensure the company’s high standards were met.

The Segway HT (Human Transporter) is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The high-tech machine is a self-balancing personal transportation device designed to go anywhere and do just about anything. It provides the user with the ability to move faster and carry along more weight, allowing you to commute to work, run errands and shop more efficiently while also making these otherwise mundane chores fun again! It is compact but powerful and fully rechargeable from an ordinary wall outlet, with a normal range of 8-12 miles on a single charge (*range varies by series). No other vehicle can claim ‘green’ status like the Segway, and don’t think companies and municipalities haven’t taken notice of this fact. The Segway is in use by progressive cities like Seattle and Spokane, by companies like Disney, Google, Remax Realty and Thrifty Car Rental, and by a wide array of others including the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, the U.S. Postal Service and the nonprofit Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

There is no better way to increase productivity in your job or daily routine, while also increasing your capacity to have a lot of fun in doing so! Rent or purchase a Segway HT from the new showroom at 212 International Blvd., Oakland.


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