emergency medical services

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e·mer·gen·cy med·i·cal ser·vic·es

(EMS) (ē-mĕr'jĕn-sē med'i-kăl sĕr'vis-ĕz)
An agency that provides prehospital care and transport to the sick and wounded.
Synonym(s): ambulance service, emergency medical service system.
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Moss also said Princeton had a difficult time with its fire department, and Sterling's ambulance squad stepped up and helped.
"The Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad and the Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Unit played a critical role in ensuring citizens safety and providing recovery assistance following Hurricane Sandy.
The Abu Dhabi Police will also exhibit its impressive range of tactical cars, including the Formula 1 police car, Camaro roadshow car, Media security car, smart cars, Harley Davidson police motorcycle, fire trucks, K9 car, Yas Marina circuit cars and the ambulance squad.
Paul Davis, the chief of a rural ambulance squad in Ohio, told the New York Times that he was unable to give morphine to a woman with a broken leg because he was saving his last pills for patients he thought needed it more.
An older population means a busier ambulance squad, with many calls related to falls and shortness of breath.
Sustainment brigades are authorized a small medical platoon composed of a headquarters element, a treatment squad, and an ambulance squad. The headquarters element includes a field surgeon (who is also assigned as a treatment-squad provider) and a staff sergeant healthcare sergeant as the platoon sergeant.
I eventually 'tacked' on to an ambulance squad and medical officer, and I stayed with them until evening.
They want to clean a park one Saturday, not take a shift every Monday night at the volunteer ambulance squad.
With the mission of providing level 1 care to approximately 400 personnel in the headquarters section, the medical platoon is composed of a treatment squad (with one doctor, one physician's assistant, two medical sergeants, and five medics) and an ambulance squad (with two ambulance teams and four medics).
Later, he worked as a volunteer for an ambulance squad so he could be first to arrive on the scene, toting the daylight flash and wide-angle lenses that gave his images their uniquely cinematic ambience.
The Town of Olive ambulance squad arrived on the scene, examined the child, and ascertained that he was in stable condition.