Video: Ambulance Response in a Busy Urban Area

This video is pretty interesting to me for these reasons:

1. Is the camera operator, riding in the patient care compartment:
a) an employee or a student
b) authorized to be video recording and posting the video

2. Use of the privileges extended to emergency vehicle operators to drive against traffic

3. The silver sedan near the end of the video that turns left from the red light to move out of the path of the ambulance


This second video, not available for embed, is as interesting for these reasons:

1. Full stop at the red light

2. Blind pass of the FedEx truck on the left side of the truck

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.