Medical transports have been used for hundreds of years to help better the lives of others. When thinking of medical transports, the ambulance is usually the first thing to come to mind. Although many other medical transports exists to do just as an important of a job for the patients care. Some of the other transports include firetrucks, and a medical helicopter. All of these vehicles has specific uses for different situations. Each state has their own rules and regulations about who pedestrians and fellow drivers should do in the event they see an emergency vehicle coming in their path.
The firetruck is generally a first responding vehicle when there is car accidents, fires, or other emergencies in the community. The fireman are trained first respondents. For instance, if the victim is trapped in a fire or car accident and needs medical care, the fireman will rescue them and administer the first aide to the best to their professional knowledge. In a few instances firetrucks have been known to transport patients to the hospital if there is not enough ambulances to transfer the patients to the hospitals. In most cases, the fireman will call ahead to the paramedics if there are multiple patients injured. This will ensure the firemen can stay on scene with their vehicles to combat the scene of the accident and the patients will get to the hospital in the proper medical transportation.
A medical helicopter is called to the scene of multiple car accidents or a victim that has received serious trauma. Each hospital has minimum one medical helicopter per facility. The victims that are usually transported in the medical helicopter are the critically unstable at the scene of the accident. In this instance, the patient would be air lifted to a facility equipped to handle the nature of their injuries. This helicopter is equipped with medical equipment and vital life saving equipment to stabilize the patient during the transport. The helicopter has ability to get the patient to the hospital in a fraction of the time the ambulance would take.
The ambulance is a medical vehicle that is able to transport more than one patient at of time. The vehicle is equipped with life saving medication and medical supplies. Depending on the type of call it is taking the ambulance could have a minimum of two paramedics up to four trained paramedics in one ambulance.