Why was my ambulance ride to the hospital so bumpy and uncomfortable?
The patient cot has a thin, firm mattress that lays directly on an aluminum frame that provides very little comfort. Unfortunately, the cot must be firm in order for us to perform CPR on critically ill patients. In addition, we try to respond to medical emergencies as quickly as possible in order to provide timely, life-saving treatment. Consequently, this requires vehicles with good road-handling characteristics. If these large, heavy vehicles had a softer, more "spongy" suspension that would provide a smoother ride, they would not be safe to drive to the scene as quickly as possible.

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2. How do I dispose of my half-empty paint cans?
3. What do I do with old oil or gasoline?
4. Will the Fire Department refill my fire extinguisher?
5. How do I get a permit to burn?
6. Are camp fires legal and do I need a permit for one?
7. Why does a fire engine come when you call for an ambulance?
8. What does MICU mean?
9. When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?
10. Why did I get billed for an ambulance transport?
11. What is the difference between an EMT and a paramedic?
12. Why does the emergency equipment run with lights and siren and then just turn them off?
13. Does the Town furnish your meals?
14. Do the personnel on the ambulance fight fires also?
15. Why are the fire hydrants different colors?
16. How many hours does a firefighter and administrative personnel work?
17. Why was my ambulance ride to the hospital so bumpy and uncomfortable?
18. What type of fire extinguisher is best for my home?
19. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
20. How often should I change the battery in my smoke detector?