Accession Number : ADA182924

Title :   Operational and Organizational Plan for Ambulance Train use for Medical Evacuation of U.S. Forces in Europe.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Voss,Daniel R

PDF Url : ADA182924

Report Date : 23 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A critical need exists for a more efficient casualty evacuation system to medically evacuate the expected numbers of casualties on a modern European battlefield. All estimates from casualty generation models for a European scenario indicate there is a tremendous shortfall in casualty evacuation and treatment capability. Ambulance Train use has been recognized as a viable alternative to supplement current air and motorized evacuation assets to help overcome this shortfall. A Program Decision Increment Package has been developed and funded for train car conversion kits. These kits will convert German Bundebahn coach and baggage cars into patient cars and treatment cars. This concept relies on Host Nation Support for the operation and maintenance of the trains themselves. This car conversion alternative was chosen because special ambulance car construction and maintenance were cost prohibitive in these budget-constrained times. Data was gathered using a literature search, analysis of casualty generation models, and through discussions with DA Surgeon General and European Medical command officials. This study then resulted in the development of an initial Organizational and Operational plan and notional TOE for Ambulance Trains in Europe.

Descriptors :   *AMBULANCES, *MEDICAL EVACUATION, *CASUALTIES, ESTIMATES, AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES, CONVERSION, MODELS, BATTLEFIELDS, EUROPE, LITERATURE SURVEYS, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, EVACUATION, SCENARIOS, MAINTENANCE, NUMBERS, ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING, CONSTRUCTION, PASSENGER VEHICLES, PATIENTS

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE