RRVSRed River Valley Speedway
RRVSRapid Ready Voice Switch
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The service also has access to a fleet of Rapid Response Vehicles, and an RRV will be based in Caernarfon along with the advanced helicopter.
While the service is boosting the amount of ambulances, it is slashing the numbers of Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV), potentially at the expense of hitting the controversial eightminute 999 call target.
"By the time the apprentices will finish their course, these RRVs will be the norm."
The RRVs can be used 15 times and each space station has a service life of 15 years.
In addition, only paramedics will man the RRVs and technicians will no longer be used.
RRVs are manned by single paramedics as opposed to two-person crews.
He said: "RRVs can respond to an emergency call faster than an ambulance; however, an ambulance is always dispatched at the same time and the capability of the Trust to transport patients to hospital where required will not be compromised through these rota changes."
And he revealed dozens of RRVs - cars that can't transport patients to hospital - would be taken off the roads and 110 new ambulances purchased.
He said the number of ambulances operating in Wales recently dropped from 256 to 244 with a further 12 rapid response vehicles (RRVs) commissioned.
Rapid response vehicles (RRVs) are manned by a single paramedic and can provide a similar level of care as conventional double-crewed ambulances.