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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Turn Back The Clock pt. 15

Suburban Ambulance Service (1985)

Bill Kleiber sent in a new set of pictures from "back in the day" when he worked for Suburban Ambulance Service. These fantastic pictures are a great representation of what Suburban was like back in the mid-80's.

Thank you, Billy!

* Do you have pictures you would like to share? If so, please contact me. Credit is given for every photo submitted.


The owners of Suburban Ambulance Service; Ronnie Swann (R) and Dennis Reno (L). Ronnie Swann also worked for Birmingham Fire & Rescue as a Paramedic on Rescue 6. Sadly, Ronnie passed away a few years ago...




Suburban Ambulance Service on a run with Birmingham Fire & Rescue in Roebuck...




Suburban Ambulance Service on a run with Birmingham Fire & Rescue in Roebuck...




4 Suburban Ambulances lined up...




Bill Slaughter (sunglasses) with other Suburban medics...





Unknown Suburban Paramedic with 415 and other units...




1985 Gulf Shores Code Team Competition. From left to right: 1. Dwight Wren, Sr.; Currently retired from Centerpoint and Hoover Fire Departments and is enjoying life. 2. John Bresnan, currently the Chief of Homewood Fire Department; 3. Rusty Lowe, currently a Lieutenant with Hoover Fire Department; 4. Frank Wampol, currently a Captain with Hoover Fire Department...




Greg Collins and Chip Cartledge...




429 and 5 other Suburban Ambulances...




Another view of 429 and the 5 other Suburban Ambulances...



Suburban medics unloading a patient from an ambulance in the days before one person could unload the stretcher. I wonder how many people have bad backs because of those old stretchers...




Damage to Suburban 418. Billy tells me that 418 was bought from B&B Ambulance (Fultondale) in May, 1980...




Damage to Suburban 418...




Damage to Suburban 418...




Birmingham Fire & Rescue and Birmingham Police Department...

11 Comments:

At 5/31/2006 03:49:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of these were from the "big move" of East End Hospital to MCE, I think it was January 1985.
I sure miss Ronnie !
"kid"

 
At 5/31/2006 07:33:00 PM , Anonymous Scott Swann said...

The unknown in the 1985 Gulf Shores code team picture is Dwight Wren Sr.
He's retired from Centerpoint and Hoover Fire departments and is enjoying life.

 
At 5/31/2006 08:12:00 PM , Blogger EMS Action said...

Billy, thanks for the additional information! I bet that day was hectic.

Scott, thank you for the help with the ID. Hope you're doing great, Buddy!

 
At 6/02/2006 01:32:00 AM , Anonymous Victor Davenport said...

I know Dennis Reno and i known Ronnie when they ran Montgomery speedway.I miss Ronnie too. Victor Davenport ex- employee

 
At 6/05/2006 06:20:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to have to correct you Dave but that is not Billy Slaughter. It is obviously Freddie Prince Sr.

 
At 6/21/2006 10:07:00 PM , Blogger AJ said...

The Photo of Suburban 418 looks like it was at Trussville Nursing Home and was driven David (Crash) Glass and I happen to be his partner that night....
AJ

 
At 8/21/2006 02:27:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you all so much for being friends with my father, I really miss him also!!!!!!!

 
At 8/21/2006 02:28:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronnie Swann

 
At 8/21/2006 02:28:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronnie Swann

 
At 8/21/2006 02:57:00 PM , Blogger EMS Action said...

At 8/21/2006 02:27:38 PM, Anonymous said...

Thank you all so much for being friends with my father, I really miss him also!!!!!!!


Email me when you get a second. My address is on the right side of the page. Thank you!

Dave

 
At 5/10/2008 02:53:00 PM , Anonymous Scott Hays said...

I worked for suburban ambulance in about 1989-1991 era. I still have a few fond memories and would like to get in touch with some of the EMTs I worked with


Scott Hays

 

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