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Boston Ambulances Revamped For Patients Up To 850 Pounds 2

This month Boston’s Emergency Medical Services will begin rolling out ambulances equipped with special equipment designed to handle super-sized patients weighing up to 850 pounds. “With a 300-pound patient, it’s not too bad, or even 400 pounds,’’ said Jose A. Archila, a Boston EMS captain. “But to be honest with you, with a 500-, 600-, 700-pound patient — it’s just too much for you.’’

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