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(A) Required equipment in each ambulance shall include, at all times when the ambulance is in use as such, equipment adequate in the judgment of the license officer for light rescue, protected extrication, dressing wounds, splinting fractures, controlling hemorrhage, providing oxygen, assisting respiration, monitoring blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates, assisting in emergency childbirth and manage- ment of the mentally deranged.
(B) The design and space requirements of emer- gency vehicles must conform to the national recommendations for ambulance design as put forth by the Public Health Service of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Those recommendations are as follows:
(1) There must be space behind the head of the main stretcher that is at least 25 inches in width.
(2) There must be a seat at the head of the main stretcher to enable the technician to sit facing the patient's head.
(3) The floor space at the side of the stretcher should be at least 25 inches or more to enable the technician to perform external cardiac compression and to start an IV drip.
(4) The height of the internal compartment should be at least 54 inches to enable a kneeling or sitting technician to treat a patient on a stretcher.
(5) There should be room for equipment for one emergency medical technician (EMT), prehospital coronary care equipment and equipment for a second emergency medical technician.
(C) In addition to that equipment required by the Texas Department of Health Resources, the following items of equipment shall be considered the minimum for all emergency vehicles licensed pursuant to this chapter:
(1) Cardiac arrest kit or coronary care kit;
(2) Portable suction kit including assorted airways and IPPB equipment;
(3) Oxygen supply to include mask, tubing, and oxygen supply.
(4) Manually operated ventilation kit;
(6) Oropharyngeal airway kit;
(7) Obstetrical kit;
(8) IV kit.
('68 Code, § 5½-9) (Ord. 1443, passed 11-5-79) Penalty, see § 10.99