These were used by a local Florida Fire Department before being retired. The Polaroid EMS Photo Kit was designed to assist emergency medical technicians (EMT'S) and paramedics with the documentation of injury in motor vehicle crashes and other trauma incidents. The camera features a reinforced body construction, built in close-up lens, high intensity lens, high intensity flash, flash override button, enhanced internal circuitry, photo tips label and high-visibility orange body. Studies conducted before this camera was developed in 1992 concluded that "images can help improve care for trauma patients by providing ER physicians with an objective triage tool showing type and extent of injuries and auto damage".
When Polaroid ended production of film in 2008, the "IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT" acquired all the film production equipment in the last Polaroid factory in the Netherlands to keep instant photography alive. The carrying case has marks from use and could be cleaned but I have not attempted to do so. Included with the Orange EMS camera is a canvas/nylon carrying case and 2 Polaroid 600 Business edition 2 camera. I have not attempted to power on the Business Edition 2 cameras so they are also as-is.
There was limited production of this camera because originally it was developed to only supply the 35,000 EMS units that were active at this time in the United States. This is a very rare find and would be a beautiful addition to a collection. The item "Polaroid EMS Photo Kit with RARE Orange Camera, Carrying Bag + 2 Other Cameras" is in sale since Friday, August 17, 2018.
This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras". The seller is "rebphotos" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.