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Local Ambulance

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An ambulance is a medically equipped vehicle that is used to transport patients to treatment facilities such as hospitals. It is different from medical evacuation and/or repatriation in the sense that transport is usually land-based and within a city, district, or region. Ambulances are typically equipped with medical equipment and staffed by trained medical professionals, such as paramedics, who can provide out-of-hospital medical care to the patient during transport.

Ambulances are primarily used to respond to medical emergencies by emergency medical services (EMS). For this purpose, they are generally equipped with flashing warning lights and sirens to allow for rapid response to emergency situations. 

Ambulances can quickly transport paramedics and other first responders to the scene, carry equipment for administering emergency care, and transport patients to hospitals or other definitive care facilities.

Most ambulances use a design based on vans or pickup trucks. This allows for ample space to store medical equipment and provide a comfortable environment for the patient during transport. Additionally, many ambulances are equipped with advanced medical technology, such as defibrillators and oxygen tanks, to provide critical care during transport.