What is a ‘slambulance,’ and why will it soon be illegal in Texas?

11:47 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 Recreation
File photo via Pexels

A bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Greg Abbott is putting an end to the party -- if the party takes place in a one of the retired and converted ambulances known as a “slambulance.”

Ambulance providers in Fort Worth, a city where the converted party vehicles are readily available to rent, took issue with the “emergency,” “emergency medical services” or “mobile intensive care” labeling of the vehicles, the Star-Telegram reports.  

The vehicles, which come equipped with a stripper pole, a full wet bar and neon lighting, are not capable of administering emergency medical care.

The bill, which will take effect September 1, makes it illegal to operate a retired ambulance for marketing, transportation or partying purposes. 

You’re going to have to save your mobile partying for buses. Which, by the way, are not taking you to school. 


View full experience