Photos & Events

 
 
 
Working at Physicians Transport Service often gives our employees the opportunity to be involved in exciting activities and visit distant locations.  Below are just a few of the activities that we have participated in and locations we have visited during patient transports...
   

   
Medic-6 Delivery
Washington Redskins Training Camp
Washington Bayhawks Professional Lacrosse
Dulles Airport Disaster Drill
Morven Park Spring 2008 Horse Trials
Long Distance Transports
PTS in El Salvador
   

   

Medic-6 Delivery
August 11, 2008

PTS took delivery of a 2008 Ford F-350 ambulance to be designated Medic-6.  The truck will replace the previously-decommissioned Medic-6, and was built by Horton Emergency Vehicles in Ohio.  The truck features a slightly larger box than previous PTS ambulances and larger exterior compartments.  The Intelliplex system's control panel, which controls everything from the lights to the oxygen & suction in the back of the unit, has been moved to better conform with PTS patient care standards.  The vehicle is now being customized with lettering and other PTS specifications at Fesco Emergency Sales in Elkridge, Maryland.
 
 
Medic-6 arrives at PTS headquarters in Herndon.
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  Still to be lettered, the new PTS Medic-6 features an extensive
LED lighting package, cutting down substantially on
power demands on the system.
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The Intelliplex control panel, which controls lights, climate,
and oxygen & suction has been moved to the back of the
truck to the left of the provider.
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  Medic-6 becomes the first PTS unit to feature on-demand
4-wheel drive.  This will allow safer driving during inclement weather and better access to off-road locations which we
often encounter in our event standbys.
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Redskins Training Camp

Physicians Transport Service has provided on-site stand-by services to the Washington Redskins at their annual training camps at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia each year since 2005.  While usually onsite to provide EMS services to the public at the Redskins' "open practices" eaach summer, PTS has also provided services to injured or ill players 
     
 

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders pose next to
Medic-21
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  Thousands of fans attend "Fan Day" on the final day of open practices at Redskins Park
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Medic-21 staged adjacent to Redskins Headquarters building.
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Redskins' former head coach Joe Gibbs makes his away along the line of waiting fans signing autographs at the end of "Fan Day".
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Dulles Airport Disaster Drill

Physicians Transport Service has routinely participated  in both Dulles International Airport's and Reagan National Airport's disaster drills.  Simulating a commercial airliner down with dozens of patients requiring immediate triage, treatment, and transport, PTS participates alongside other agencies including Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), Fairfax County Fire-Rescue, Loudoun County Fire-Rescue, as well as numerous law enforcement agencies.  Participation in such drills prepare PTS' field providers for involvement in mass casualty events, help form working relationships between our company and other agencies, and enable PTS to serve as another resource that can be utilized in area disaster responses as a part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' disaster plans.
     
 
Fire units parked adjacent to location of simulated crash.  The Virginia Department of Fire Programs provided their mobile,
trailer-based Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) simulator,
a state-of-the-art computer-controlled system that allows
for live fire training.
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  The drill included a bus filled with passengers, which was
struck by the downed aircraft.  Fairfax County Fire
personnel stabilize the bus prior to removing the
"injured" passengers.
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Four PTS units stage in the Transport Sector, awaiting
the arrival of "patients" requiring transport.
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  Four PTS units (along right side of lined-up vehicles behind gray MWAA Command Vehicle) stage awaiting orders.  Units from Loudoun County, MWAA, Fairfax County, and several law enforcement agencies are also staged in the area.
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PTS units stage behind MWAA's Mass Casualty Unit (MCU)
awaiting arrival of "patients" requiring transport.
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Morven Park Spring Horse Trials

Physicians Transport Service has been providing onsite EMS standby services with numerous events at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia since 2007.  Morven Park hosts numerous equestrian events annually, including steeplechase, polo, and jumping invitationals.  The safety of the riders is first priority for the events' planners, and they have called on PTS to assist in the safety & rapid treatment of riders and spectators at the events.
   
PTS Medic-23 positions adjacent to the field jumping course for quick access to injured riders
if needed.
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Over 100 riders participated in the 2008 Spring Horse Trials, an event that draws more participants each year.  This is the second year that PTS has been involved with the events at Morven Park.
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Riders warm up on a beautiful morning prior to the scheduled start times.
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Over 200 riders competed at the Spring 2008 invitationals.
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Long Distance Transports

 
In December 2009, PTS crews completed the longest transport in the company's history, traveling almost 1,400 miles each way to take a patient to a specialty facility in Denton, Texas, just northwest of Dallas (the Dallas skyline is in the background).    After completing the transport to Denton, TX, crews stopped by the new Dallas Cowboys' stadium.  The Texas transport shattered the previous longest distance to Indianapolis, which was a mere 650 miles each way.
     

     
 
On the way back from Dallas, crews stopped by
Graceland for a quick visit.
  Crews also made a quick stop at the Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel" near Graceland.
     

     
 
In April 2008, PTS crews completed the longest transport in the company's history, traveling just under 650 miles one-way
to take a patient home to suburban Indianapolis. 
Crews took a moment to watch practice runs at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the way home.
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  Stopping for dinner at restaurants not available within our usual response areas is a staple of long distance transports. 
Following a transport to suburban Indianapolis, crews made
a stop for burgers at White Castle, a fast food establishment
made famous by a recent movie.
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In January 2008, PTS crews performed a long-distance
transport from Virginia to Philadelphia.  Following the
transport, the crew stopped by Geno's Steaks for dinner.
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  Founded in 1966, Geno's cheesesteaks are billed as
"The Best from South Philly".
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Also in January 2008, PTS crews transported a patient to
Amish Country near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 
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  Following the transport, crews took a moment to take in the beauty of the Pennsylvania countryside.
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PTS in El Salvador

In 2004, PTS donated a retired Ford E-350 ambulance to the Policia National Civil in San Salvador, El Salvador.  This gift allowed local emergency services, who could not otherwise afford a state-of-the-art transport unit, to provide ambulance responses to the citizens of San Salvador.