Crestline History Books






Historical Ambulance Books

by Peter Adsten, co-founder and a former owner of Crestline Coach Ltd.



Peter Adsten was born and raised on a farm at Hague, Saskatchewan. After high school Adsten worked at Ray's Ambulance in Saskatoon, then Universal Ambulance in Calgary. He then started Crescent Ambulance Service in Saskatoon in partnership with Ken Sawatsky. In 1975, Ken and Peter founded Crestline Coach and together with business partner Ronn Janzen, they operated the company until 2004. Now retired, Peter spends his time volunteering at the Western Development Museum, collecting ambulance photos and writing about Canadian ambulance history.

 Peter Adsten


CRESTLINE - Building World Class Ambulances



This is the historical and compelling story about Crestline Coach Ltd. This book chronicles the start and growth of Crestline from 1975 - 2004. If you are interested in ambulances, you will love this book which illustrates the evolution of van and truck chassis ambulances.



EMS CLASSICS - A Collection of Ambulance Photos



An eclectic collection of old ambulance photos from various years, makes and types, mainly from Canada and the United States. Includes photos together with historical information and Peter's personal observations. If you enjoy classic ambulances you will enjoy this book.



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