MTC Rentals is Mobile Treatment Center and Industrial Ambulance rental company that helps companies supply medical vehicles for industrial work. MTC Rentals is the simple and reliable service you've been looking for.
If you have ever rented a vehicle from popular rental company such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car or Avis, you know how easy getting into a brand new vehicle can be. Within only minutes you are given the keys to reliable vehicle that will perform its job flawlessly and get you to where you need to be. At MTC Rentals we provide the same benefits but with even more specialisation and care than other vehicle rental companies.
Adding Medical Supplies, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) or 2 Way-Radio is easy with all of our rentals. We can supply each Medic Unit with all the required equipment to comply with OH&S standards throughout Canada.
All of our rentals and leases are tax deductible for all provincial and federal laws in Canada. This is a great way of properly managing company accounts when dealing with projects that need medical services. Keeping expenses low also includes keeping taxes properly in check.
Replacement Vehicle – Insurance
Typically, insurance companies will cover the cost of a replacement vehicle in the case of an accident or loss. Our MTCs can be used as a replacement vehicle, according to Aviva insurance Company, for all MTC or Ambulance units. If requested, MTC Rentals can bill the insurance company directly and receive payment on behalf of the insurance claim when using our services.
All of our MTC units are industry standard Tufport MTCs and are equipped with the latest brand of equipment to comply with OH&S. All units are certified for CMVSS roller-over protection and provide heating that can sustain extremely low temperatures during winter months.
If you are interested in Renting an MTC, please contact us directly at 780 652-1204
MTCs are a lot like used cars in terms of mechanical wear issues, but
they also have the added complexity of the medical and electrical
equipment in the rear patient compartment. Unlike the average vehicle, a
lot of people will be depending on your MTC to function properly, and
in many cases the situation could be of life or death importance. So
here are some things to consider before you buy a used MTC so that you
can be confident in your purchase.
basis of an MTC is usually a commercial truck chassis from a major
automobile manufacturer, such as Ford, GM or Chrysler, mounted with a
slide in MTC unit. You can research reliability and mechanical
maintenance costs by asking a mechanic about the specific truck models
or by checking on manufacturer-specific online forums.
full size V8 truck with an 8-foot box that properly fits the mounted
MTC will be required. Weather the vehicle is a Half Ton, 3/4 Ton or One
Ton, it is usually by preference of the buyer. As long as the chassis
has the required payload to handle the weight, the regulations will
allow the vehicle.
Brands of MTCs
is important, to consider what brand of MTC you need for the patients
you serve and the area you are in. Factors like fuel economy, storage
space, or off-road use are all significant factors in buying the right
#1 – Tufport
MTCs are currently the front runner when it comes to brand. They are
full roll-over certified and provide a very good solution for the
market. Although they do have some repairs costs and slight
functionality disadvantages, they are a great unit for most users.
#2 – Code 3
to the West Coast in Kelowna, BC, Code 3 has been making MTCs for over a
decade. They have significantly improved their quality, look and
functionality in recent years putting them in competition for the best
quality unit in Canada.
#3 – Sundowner
are an economic choice as an MTC. Looking a bit outdated with many
problems with leaking roofs and side panels, sundowners are still
recognized as certified MTCs with roll-over compliance that meet
#4 – Travelaire
we still need more information on Travelaire MTCs, they are retrofitted
campers with the configuration to transport people on 2 flat benches.
We am unable to confirm that all (or if any) Travelaire MTCs are
roll-over certified or gone through long term testing for their
longevity. Currently used unit sell for much less than other well-known
are different engines that power MTCs while working in the field. Gas
and Diesel engines are roughly just as common with Gas engines taking
the lead in recent years due to their increased durability. Both have
costs and both have pros and cons.
Gas engines usually
have less maintenance costs and typically provide a better quality unit
for MTCs. They run hotter and allow the large space of air within the
cabin to be heated quickly during low temperatures. However, the high
idle hours can seriously hurt the Gas engines as long duration engine
wear start breaking down even with low highway miles.
In terms of
diesel engines, the repair record is pretty good. Ford has been making
diesel engines for quite a long time and their 6.7L turbo-diesel can get
right up there in repair costs. The mix the durability with the better
fuel economy compared to the Gas may be attractive at first but
typically never outweighs the cost of maintenance and repairs.
wears out over time, that is a fact of life when buying any used item.
The trick to making a smart purchase is to either find something of
great quality that will last longer, or to buy something that has been
Most MTCs on the market sell their vehicles as-is,
without much fixing up, and a brief detail job, if you’re lucky. If you
are buying a used MTC that hasn’t been refurbished, your best bet is to
find something that was top quality when it was brand new.
that said, your best bet for buying a quality used MTC is to find one
that has had some refurbishing work done to it. It is a mistake to think
that any used vehicle will be 100% perfect, but at least a refurbished
MTC has been gone over with a fine-tooth-comb and has had any
outstanding issues repaired. During the refurbishing process, all of the
MTCs systems are tested, and it is shown to be a fully functional
emergency vehicle before it is delivered to its new owner.
About Us (Full Disclosure)
company, MTC Rentals, was founded on the simple idea that first aid
response throughout Canada can be easily accessible and of top quality
for all Canadian workers. If you have any questions or comments on this
article please feel free to comment below.
you are renting an Ambulance for a local event or need an off-road
Mobile Treatment Centre (MTC) for an industrial job site, here are a
couple Do’s and Don’ts for a smooth rental experience.
– Don’t assume the rental Ambulance will have all the equipment you’ll need
on your jurisdiction, some provinces require different quantities of
medical supplies, access to resources (such as water) and certifications
for working in that particular area. Check with your OH&S code or
consult with your Health and Safety specialist to make sure your unit is
– Don’t use the rental Ambulance for anything other than patient transportation
means utilizing the emergency vehicles only for patient transports and
for on the job coverage. Using the rental to tow a trailer or as a ride
to the bar is against the rental contract and may result in damaging the
image of healthcare professionals.
– Don’t represent yourself as a government issued 911 Ambulance
is a provincial and federal offense to imitate or otherwise disguise as
a government service official. Rental Ambulances and Mobile Treatment
Centre’s are for private use only and are strictly meant for services
hired by contract.
– Do make sure you complete a walk through BEFORE picking up a rental
can be many surcharges and additional damage charges that can occur
during a rental. Make sure the healthcare professional or a company
representative completes a full walk through and sign-off before using
the emergency vehicle.
– Do ensure you have proper insurance and registration papers inside the rental vehicle
Ambulance and Mobile Treatment Centre rentals go to small and medium
size companies with fleet insurance policies. In the case where these
companies decline the optional insurance, a copy of the fleet insurance
must be inside the rental at all times.
– Do follow the regular maintenance schedule for the rental
rentals may last months while they provide emergency transport. Make
sure the follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance (such as
oil changes) provided in the owners manual. The responsibility of
optimal vehicle reliability should be the responsibility of the
professional that is using the equipment.
There are a couple factors to keep in mind when we are cleaning these types of industrial response units. Because of their remote locations, non-sterile environments and distances from hospitals, it is not possible to keep these units 100% bacteria free and sterile.
In the case of OHS Code of Alberta, MTCs and industrial ambulances must be kept “clean and sanitary” under Schedule 2 – Table 4 – 1(f).
Note the use of the word “sanitary” not to be mixed up with the word “sterile”. There seems to be some confusion between the 2 terms. So, in an effort to clear things up, I’ve included a couple of definitions to keep in mind:
Sanitize – To render sanitary, or free from elements, such as filth or pathogens that endanger health. This does not mean ALL possible microorganisms. MOST sanitizing does not remove ALL bacteria, microorganisms, etc.
Sterilize – to render sterile, or to make free from ALL live bacteria or other microorganisms. Kind of a “kill everything” approach to microorganisms.
Keep in mind that something that is sterilized can also be considered sanitary, but something that is sanitized is not sterile.
By these 2 definitions, we can start to dive into the cleaning requirements for these industrial response vehicles need in order to comply with OHS standards.
Lets start with Timing:
How often should we clean the inside of our industrial response units?
The first thing we should look at is the exposure to dust and particles. As good practice, if the unit is traveling daily i.e driving to location and back every day, then the interior should be cleaned every day or shift. Driving on dusty roads, movement of objects inside and the vibrations of the cab can cause a layer of dust to build up on the surfaces of potential working space.
If however, the unit is stationary for weeks or months at a time, a good practice would be to clean all surfaces and potentially unsanitary areas every week. This leaves no room for error when an emergency might need immediate attention.
Next, we should look at Products:
2 types of products will typically achieve the desired sanitary result for industrial response units. Soap and Disinfectant. Using soap is the most effective way to remove dirt and grease from floors and walls. Grabbing a mop bucket and a clean hand towel will ensure you can wipe down all the non-critical areas of the interior. Not to be mistaken for disinfectant, the purpose of soap is to break dow and remove large quantities of dirt, grease, grime and other hard to break down materials.
Second, we will use disinfectant. This is done by spraying or applying a layer of disinfectant on critical surfaces, leaving for a few minutes as the instructions on the product indicate and wiping clean with paper towel. This kills all the germs and microorganisms that may be hiding on these surfaces. This should be used on countertops, handles, sinks, buttons or switches, cupboards, mattresses and any other surface the may come in direct or indirect skin contact.
Using these techniques and a proper amount of time, compliance with OHS standards can be a very simple task. Unlike strict rules set out by hospitals and emergency rooms, we some leeway to how intensive our cleaning and disinfecting procedures become. It is impossible to keep the same standard with all the elements these units face but proper education we can minimize a majority post injury infection in emergency services.
Since the increase in rentals and the overwhelming number of inquiries over the past months, we have decided to increase our fleet size. One of the techniques we use to move ahead effectively is refurbishing older MTCs in order to keep costs low. Typically these savings are passed on to our customers as we are able to stay competitive in the marketplace.
Due to the longevity of fibreglass material, cleaning up the outside of Tufport brand MTCs can be quite easy with the proper tools.
Once we finish refurbishing the inside and outside of the unit, we will outfit the MTC with brand new decals in order to comply with OH&S standards. After we add first aid supplies and properly sterilize the environment inside, the MTC will be ready for use!
Life Changing Paramedic Stories - 18 Year Old vs Power Line
by Dion Siluch
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the more common calls we go to. Even though they only account for 18% of our 911 calls, they are usually unpredictable and have to highest risk to the paramedics for injuries and screw ups. Not only do you have to deal with variables such as weather, number of vehicles, mechanism of injury and number of people involved. But you also have to deal with traffic and tight spaces. Most paramedics get back injuries while working in the field. High stress, people in pain and the public eye watching can cause you to miss calculate how heavy someone is or what angle you might be extracting someone from.
What’s even more scary are power lines. In this particular call our 18 year old male patient drove straight into a power pole after losing control on icy roads. The power line detached from the pole and fell onto the hood of the truck. Upon arrival the firefighters warned us the potential of electrocution if we were to touch the truck while standing on the pavement.
This was a very stressful call for us. While waiting for confirmation from the hydro company that the power had been turned off our driver had a decreased level of consciousness and severe trauma to his head and neck. It was hard to tell where his legs were. He hit the pole directly on the driver side and all the windows had shattered in the vehicle. He was murmuring under his breath to open the door and pull him out, his legs were crushed under the dashboard.
Traffic was building up on both sides and bystanders were offering to help which made the situation worse. Less people know what the risks are and more people feel like they need to be the hero.
The man’s lips became blue as the cold had started to sink in. Eventually we got the green light and pull him out of the vehicle using the jaws of life. Famously known by firefighters, the jaws of life are a hydraulic apparatus used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles in order to free people trapped inside.
We strapped him to our spine board and started our way to the hospital. His vital signs began to stabilize with the use of direct pressure and we were able to control the bleeding. Other than some small pieces of windshield glass embedded in his forehead, the man was lucky and didn’t require any major treatment.
We arrived at the hospital and were greeted with one nurse and a doctor. The hospital in our small town only serviced 4,000 people so the emergency room was nothing like what we see on TV, just a few people on standby with only two trauma rooms. We cleared the bed, prepared the equipment and handed off our patient to the hospital staff. The emergency room was now in charge and we had finished our job.
After visiting back a few days later we found that our 18 year old patient had been shipped to a larger hospital for bone reconstruction. He was expected to make a full recovery and be back on his feet in less than 6 months.
The first snow fall is always the busiest day for paramedic because of the carelessness of driving on dry roads for the whole summer. We lose touch with caution when the roads get slippery and many people find themselves in the ditch or running into other vehicles. Canada is an interesting place where not a single person can escape this yearly phenomenon. Millions of people experience the first snow fall of the season and it amazes me how, in the grand scheme of thing, we end up relatively unscathed. For our 18 year old patient his story reflects all those people that were not as lucky. A six month recovery time could change anyone’s life with just a drop of carelessness on the road.