Cartwright Conversions returns to the Emergency Services Show this year in Birmingham with a newly designed patient transport service vehicle and a four-kennel police dog van.
This is the first time that the Yorkshire-based converter has exhibited a police response dog vehicle, which is part of a larger order for an existing Cartwright customer.
The four-kennel dog van is built on a Ford Transit Custom with twin sliding doors for access to the two front kennels and entry to the rear kennels through the back doors. Interconnecting doors are fitted for quick access to the dogs if any one of the exits is blocked in a collision.
Each kennel has a window with blinds and is well ventilated with temperature control. A panel in the cab displays the temperature of the kennels so officers can make adjustments while on the move.
The interior of the Ford Transit Custom is spray lined with a protective coating that has antibacterial properties and can be quickly washed out when needed. Its stainless steel kennel doors are not only hygienic but each door has a separate lock to keep the dogs secure.
Alongside the police dog van, Cartwright Conversions will also exhibit its newly designed PTS vehicle built on a Fiat Ducato to join the converters’ fleet of hire vehicles.
The new vehicle has a moulded lining that is easy to wipe down and a new composite flooring. With facilities for a stretcher, a wheelchair and carry chair storage, this bright, modern ambulance has ample space for passengers and capacity for storing equipment.
Steve Shaw, Operations and Commercial Director said: “This Show is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate our work across two areas of the emergency services sector and we are incredibly lucky this year to be able to display a police response dog vehicle.
“Working with the emergency services is a privilege and we look forward to meeting new people and catching-up with old friends at the Show again this year.”
Joining Steve on stand E29 this year will be David Kenyon, Toby Carter and Angela Walker. The team behind Cartwright has a long history working in the police and ambulance markets and each one brings a wealth of experience to their role. The Show runs from 19-20 September at Birmingham’s NEC.