You know the feeling when you got a really nice car in GTA, you try not to wreck it but it’s impossible not to in heavy traffic? For ambulance drivers in Budapest, speeding is a must, but crashing isn’t an option.
This week's Top Gear, which had a bit on homemade ambulances, made a bold claim. Host Jeremy Clarkson, known as the "Giant Ape" to his colleagues, actually said that New York City volunteer ambulance service Hatzolah has a response time of only four minutes. But he's wrong. It's faster.
If you're struck by a heart attack, nothing means more to your survival than rescuer response time. With this flying ambulance drone in action, the odds of coming back from cardiac arrest could improve from 8 percent to 80.
With no dispatcher, no police escort, and rudimentary protective gear, Mr. Kamara shunts his secondhand ambulance through the chaos of Monrovia, Liberia in a desperate effort stifle the ebola epidemic at its source. But the odds are only getting longer.
Dave Gross aka "Dr. Dave" of Fort Wayne, Indiana's Fun 107.1 FM has spent the last fourteen years casually working on a device that would allow traffic lights to change automatically for emergency responders between getting his medical degree and spinning tunes.
Let's hope you won't find yourself in the back of one, but ambulances deserve a lot of respect. These vehicles have to be fast, agile, quiet and comfortable, not to mention spacious and versatile, meaning that only the best designs can be turned into effective life savers.
Ever been stuck in a nasty traffic jam and wished you could fire up an emergency siren and watch the cars around you make themselves scarce? I think we've all had that fantasy once or twice. But the mega-wealthy class in Russia have figured out how to turn it into a reality.
A swelling count of patients weighing more than 400 pounds have forced paramedics across the United States to beef up their ambulances. The new stretchers can carry 1,600 lbs., about what a Euro-version Smart car weighs.