New York's Volunteer Ambulance Service Has A 2.5-Minute Response Time

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. » 2/11/15 12:44pm 2/11/15 12:44pm

See The Epicenter Of Ebola From The Seat Of A Ragtag Liberian Ambulance

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. » 10/17/14 10:01am 10/17/14 10:01am

Radio DJ Invents Tool To Help Ambulances Through Intersections

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. » 3/14/14 3:26pm 3/14/14 3:26pm

The Most Awesome Ambulances

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. » 5/30/13 2:46pm 5/30/13 2:46pm

Ultra-Rich Russians Hire Fake Ambulances To Drive Them Through Traffic

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. » 3/23/13 10:30am 3/23/13 10:30am

America's Ambulances Upgrade For XL-Sized Patients

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. » 9/01/10 2:30pm 9/01/10 2:30pm