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EMS Week 2011 Video: Ride Along Footage

Footage captured from the patient care compartment during a response to an actual call. The video is from the Aurora Wisconsin YouTube channel. An interesting set of captions have been added to the video about the rate of travel and running red lights. At about the 1:30 mark the ambulance clearly slows for a yellow light. It is hard to tell if a complete stop is made and since the video is only straight ahead the presence of hazards to the right and left is unknown.

Do you think the camera operator was wearing a seatbelt?

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.