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Time Capsule: Civil defense buses get safety straps

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The Kansas City Times

Nov. 20, 1950: New safety straps for civil defense buses

This Kansas City Times photo shows how motor buses are to be outfitted for ambulance duty in the event of a national emergency. See the special straps attached to the handrails that support the tiers of stretchers on each side. Another trend in “new” buses is wider doors, which would facilitate evacuation work.

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