KV Hessen

The Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Hessen organises the out-of-hours doctor service (Ärztlicher Notdienst) in Hesse, Germany, with “emergency surgeries” and vehicles that enable the doctors scheduled to make house calls.
While, strictly speaking, this is not an emergency service, vehicles still have blue lights and sirens. Just in case …

Flagship was this Mercedes W123 in full emergency livery, used in Frankfurt am Main – note the unique registration:

Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main - F-KV 1 - © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main – F-KV 1 – © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main - F-KV 1 - © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main – F-KV 1 – © Bernd Biege

Later version (W124 Estate), also used in Frankfurt am Main:

Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main - F-KV 4 - © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main – F-KV 4 – © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main - F-KV 4 - © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Frankfurt am Main – F-KV 4 – © Bernd Biege

This Nissan Micra was a one-off and used by the Ärztlicher Notdienst in Schöneck-Büdesheim. The vehicle was a donation from the local Nissan dealership Heim:

Ärztlicher Notdienst Schöneck-Büdesheim - HU-AF 777 - © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Schöneck-Büdesheim – HU-AF 777 – © Bernd Biege

“Bread and butter” vehicle in the provinces … the Volkswagen Polo, blue light as a magnetic/clip-on extra:

Ärztlicher Notdienst Maintal - © Bernd Biege
Ärztlicher Notdienst Maintal – © Bernd Biege

Please note that these are scans from old 35mm slides in my archives, with resultant deterioration in colours and sharpness.

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