What does a siren on an ambulance?
A siren on an ambulance "Wails".
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Can you be up for legal charges while driving an ambulance by blowing horn setting off a siren for passing someones house if not in route to a Emergency Call?
you are not supposed to use the siren unless it is an emergency, i dont know that they would make a big deal out of it if you were just doing it in front of one house unless there was a big deal made out of it.
Ambulance service is just that; a service. Usually a privatecompany, providing a service (showing up and quickly getting you toa hospital when you call 911). They don't get paid by the hospitalor the "ambulance fairy", so generally when you are transported byambulance, you get a bill from them as yo…u would any otherbusiness. Many times insurance covers the cost, and if someone hasno insurance, you get a bill for the cost of the driver, themedical staff, insurance etc... the costs of emergencytransportation. Think of it as a "super-qualifed medical taxi". (MORE)
They have a siren so that they can alert motorists to the fact that they have to get past traffic to get to their destination as fast as possible. Motorists are suppose to pull to the side of the road to get out of the way for them.
If you are standing on one side of a building how can you hear the siren of an ambulance on the other side of a building?
The sounds reflect off of other surfaces.. Usually the reflective sounds will create an illusion that they are coming from every direction. That's why city ambulances running lights/sirens often get in accidents, is drivers don't know where they are coming from and don't yield.. Sirens are really … loud ... (MORE)
Bellevue Hospital in New York City is credited with establishing the first hospital-based civilian ambulance service in the United States. Source: http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/first-ambulance-service.html
synonym for ambulance hospital wagon, mobile hospital, Red Cross truck, rescue squad,field wagon, hospital plane, sick transport, medevac (short forMedical evacuation), life flight, mobile care vehicle, etc
Depends on patient condition. If there is an immediate threat to life or limb, then the lights and siren should be used. Otherwise, they shouldn't. They come with an inherent risk of distracting other drivers and possibly causing accidents, and in today's "I'm the most important person in the world"… society a lot of people won't even pull over anyway.. Oh, and everywhere has the same laws - if you're running either lights or siren, you run both. Never run a silent lights, because it's illegal. (MORE)
When the vehicle is moving towards you, the sound waves are shoved in front of it, and that makes them sound higher-pitched - then, after it has passed and is moving away from you, the sound waves slow back down and you hear the pitch drop.
In America, on a ground vehicle ambulance, nurses are not required and almost never attend. Pretty much the only time you'll see a nurse in a standard ambulance, is if one of the EMT's is training to become a nurse.. Medivac Flights (chopper or plane), however, almost always have at least one nurse… on crew.. Other countries use different protocols and may dispatch doctors and/or nurses with the unit. (MORE)
It's a caduceus, a staff with a snake around it ... the ancient sign of a medical person. Not to be confused with the staff of Mercury (messenger of the gods) who had a pair of snakes. Unfortunately the U S Army did mix them up, and confused almost everyone.
The Sirens were young and beautiful bird-woman (similar to harpies) in Greek Mythology who lured sailors with their enchanting voices. Sailors entranced this way dove into the sea to be with the Sirens, or sailed their ships into the rocks and to their death. The Sirens are most famous for being in …Homer's Odyssey where they tried to lure Odysseus on his way home from Troy. They were given wings by Demeter to look for Persephone when she was taken as the sirens usually accompanied Persephone. They were considered the daughters of the river god Achelous, fathered upon Terpsichore, Melpomene, Sterope, or Chthon. (MORE)
yes you do have to stop. you can get a ticket for not yeilding to an emergancy vehicle
The rule is different for all agencies, but where I work (in Pasco County Florida), we will allow 1 person to ride with the patient to the hospital (doesnt matter whether he/she is a relative or not) ALTHOUGH, we can refuse to allow ANYONE to ride if we feel that they may hinder patient care (e.g. b…eing too dramatic or upset over the situation) (MORE)
Sirens are either Greek mythological monsters that lullunsuspecting victims by singing to them OR loud, screechingmachines that are used to indicate the danger of a certain area.
They have mirrors in order to be able to see around them. The ambulance is a large emergency vehicle. It is often necessary that the proceed to the emergency room of the nearest hospital as quickly as they can in a safe manner. The mirrors allow them to merge in traffic and navigate through tight ar…eas in order to get to a patient or to get the patient to the hospital. (MORE)
Diffraction causes you to hear the ambulance on the other side of the building, even if you can not see it.
The velocity of sound in air is 343 ms An ambulance is traveling east at 64.9 ms Behind it there is a car traveling along the same direction at 29.8 ms The ambulance driver hears his siren at a?
afrequency of the same as siren frequency as ambulance is the source and the observer this is not Doppler effect problem
Jules Essex answer:. Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you hold your breath or pinch your nose until you see a black or brown dog. Touch your toes Touch your nose Never go in one of those Until you see a dog. Agreed, it's unlucky. However, we used to touch our collars and say 'touc…h your collar never swallow (East end accent pronounced 'swaller'), never happen again' which kept us safe from whatever had happened to the person in the ambulance. (MORE)
They Are Paramedics or Emergency Medical Technicians. They go To Emergency Calls or pick up some people from Convalescent homes and transport them to Hospitals and back home
A plane or helicopter that functions just as a ground ambulance, but they are faster and usually used in inter-facility transports. These air ambulances are oftened staffed with highly trained personnel.
The Sirens (Greek Mythology) lured sailors with beautiful music, and made them either throw themselves into the sea and drown or crash into rocks, and die. Modern day sirens produce loud noises to alert people from far distances.
Ambulant is the Latin word for 'walk' or any other variations of the word walk like 'walking' or 'walked'.
The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling.
because you get closer to the sound . As the ambulance gets closer, the sound waves are compressed relative to the person; so the frequency increases..
A water ambulance is a boat equipped to provide medical services and transportation just like a land based ambulance
All ambulance units in the Ambulance service I work for ( both Response Cars and Ambulances) Have Radio's and touchscreen computers mounted to the dashboard. We also have mobile phones which we use in emergencies should the radio or computer fail.
Quote Wikipedia: " The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling." Well, there you have it. . -Alyssa
What conditions would have to be met when an ambulance with its siren on not to exhibit the Doppler effect?
If the ambulance was moving either towards you or away from you it would exhibit the Doppler effect. \n \n \nI.E. Higher pitch if it was moving towards you and lower pitch if it was moving away from you. \n \n \nThe change is most noticeable if the vehicle passes you. Presumably more noticeable w…ith lower frequencies than higher frequencies. (MORE)
Quickly BUT SAFELY move to out of the way.If you cannot do so immediately,DO NOT PANIC do it when you can.
After an approaching ambulance passes a stationary observer what does the frequency of the sound of the siren heard by the observer appear to do?
It decreases. This is not just apparent. The frequency emitted by the siren is constant, but the frequency arriving at the observer really does change.
It means that the person in the ambulance is not critical, but they still need to hurry and get to a hospital..so it's just a "let us through" kind of thing.
Activation of lights OR siren indicates that there is an emergency . Please be courteous and assume nothing else or lives can be jeopardized. While local laws may vary , the general rule of thumb is... 1. All drivers and pedestrians should attempt to safely move to the side of the road (movi…ng right is typically accepted unless the ambulance is using the right lane to pass). 2. After safely moving from the lane of travel, bring your vehicle to a safe stop . This applies whether the ambulance is behind you or approaching from the other direction. If the ambulance is approaching you and has to turn left, waiting until the last minute will delay their response or cause you to hard brake. Hard brakes may cause you to be rear-ended. 3. Never speed up in attempt to outrun any emergency vehicle. 4. Do not panic and slam on the brakes. 5. Do not assume that the ambulance should go around you. While transporting a patient, medical procedures are occurring in the back. Changing lanes creates unnecessary motion that can delay or prevent procedures from being completed correctly. That said, if the lights are activated without a siren, it is possible that someone just forgot to turn the switch off. It's uncommon, but it does happen sometimes! Don't fail to yield right of way if you see this though, because: 1. We do what is best for the patient. It may still be an emergency. The siren may have deactivated en route to an emergency or while transporting. The best decision for the patient may be to carefully transport with lights only, instead of waiting on another ambulance that is far away. 2. We try to keep everyone happy. Some communities complain about sirens, so they are used intermittently in attempt to please the public. This is especially true in residential areas during late night hours. Hope this helps you help us help others. Take care! (MORE)
An ALS ambulance is an Advanced Life Support ambulance. It carries things like medications given intravenously and allows for some more invasive treatment in the case of emergencies, such as tracheotomies (running a tube down your trachea).
An ambulance is going down the street with its lights and siren on the hospital is five blocks awayselect all the statements that are observations?
the ambulance is going to the hospital the ambulance has its siren on the ambulance is moving (: PJHS
why a ambulance has a siren a ambulance has a siren because if someones about to die from being stabed and the ambulance is caught in traffic the person will die so a siren will create a sound that the cars in front can hear they'll move out the way so the ambulance can get to the person fast
We need ambulances so they can take sick people or hurt people to the hospital quicker. They have a loud siren that warns everyone that someone is hurt or sick. When you see them passing by or blowing the horn """STOP""" and let them get the sick or hurt people to the hospital.
the sirens tell people that a car is coming also it sends a signal to stoplights for a go.
That depends on what type of ambulance you are talking about. Emergency Ambulance: most common type which provide care to people with an illness or injury. It can be road-going van, boat, helicopter, or fixed-wing aircraft also known as air ambulance. Patient transport ambulance: a vehicle in which …is used for transporting patients to, from or between different places for medical treatment such as hospital or dialysis for any non-urgent care. Response unit: this is also known as a fly-car and is used to reach an acutely ill or injured patient quickly so that they may give on site medical care. This type of ambulance however does not have the ability to transport patients. Response units must be backed up by an emergency ambulance. Response units can be anything from a standard car, modified van, motorcycle, bicycle, quads or horses. Charity ambulance: special type of transport ambulance for the purpose of taking sick children or adults on trips/vacations away from hospitals, hospices or care homes where they are for long term care. (MORE)
What scientific term would be used to explain how an ambulance siren sounds different as it approaches you then when it moves away?
The Doppler effect. It defines the relative change in frequency and wavelength of any waveform perceived by the observer when the observer is at a distance from the source and not with it. Check out a flash animation to understand this effect better.
When an ambulance with full lights and sirens travels a bumper to bumper highway what should motorists do if they cannot move to the shoulder of the road?
Many highways become so busy that bumper to bumper traffic makes it nearly impossible to move to the shoulder of the road. When an ambulance approaches from the rear and motorists are in bumper to bumper traffic, the motorists should STAY PUT. The ambulance will use the shoulder (on left or on the m…edian side) to maneuver around stopped traffic. NOTE: This is another reason that motorists should never use the shoulder to pass stopped traffic on any US highway. Emergency vehicles need the shoulder to be clear of all obstacles so the emergency vehicles have an open way to pass. (MORE)
A siren will drown you but no worries it is a mermaid and mermaids are myths and myths are not real.
drown you but no worries a siren is a mermaid and mermaids are myths and myhts are not real.
Ambulance attendant is an old name for what is now known as an EMT or paramedic. In today's ambulances there are two people in each vehicle, supplemented by additional persons from the fire department in the case of a critical transport. In the case where two people involved, there is a driver and a…n attendant. The attendant, who is either an EMT or paramedic, is the one who sits in the ambulance with the patient until they arrived at a hospital. Ambulance drivers, who are often also EMT or paramedics, are going to be charged with driving the ambulance. If the driver is an EMT or paramedic he will take that role once he arrives at the pickup site or the hospital. (MORE)
So a driver in front of the ambulance can read the word in his/her rear view mirror. Write the word ambulance on a piece of paper and write the word ambulance backwards on the same piece of paper. Hold the paper up to a mirror and you will see that the backwards word is now the right way and the r…ight way word is now backwards (MORE)
It depends on where you are in the world. In the US, most ambulances sirens have 2 or 3 settings....a long, slowly ascending and descending Whooo sound, a short rapidly ascending and descending warble tone, and sometimes a 3rd, higher, louder, phazer sound (my favorite to get attention of complace…nt drivers). Rarely , US rigs will have a European, up/down, British, DA/da/DA/da/DA tone. We have 1 rig at our department with the rare European setting. I love to use that setting through intersections here in the US just to mess with people, because most Americans have never heard that tone, except in movies. Ambulances in the US also have either a genuine air powered horn (awesome), and/or an electronic simulated air horn sound (lame). If you pay attention, before long you will able to tell the difference between police, ambulance, fire engines, and personally owned emergency response sirens just by the subtle sounds of each siren. The loudest, best siren is the air powered siren on the Fire Engines. They are controlled by a foot button located on the floor of both the driver and passenger/officer seat of the engine, an air pump, and a big, loud, steel speaker horn. They are easily the loudest siren available. Some police cars in the US have a "Rumbler Siren" that bottoms out at a subsonic level to send shock waves into the ground and surrounding areas, so that even if you have a crazy loud stereo cranked up in your car, you will feel the police siren in your bones....pretty cool. Ambulance sirens are usually between 100 and 200 watts of powered sound, and about half of the drivers on the road are completely oblivious to both lights and sirens until you are really close. When you see emergency lights behind you with a siren in America, pull to the RIGHT and stop. They will always pass you on the left in the US. If it a cop, you will notice blue lights. It is very rare for any other emergency vehicles to employ blue lights in their ensemble...and usually illegal. If an unmarked police car attempts to pull you over, call 911 and verify the identity of the unmarked car before pulling over, or drive to the local PD if it is close. Although illegal, it is not hard hard to obtain emergency lights in the US, and is a tool used by criminals to pull over victims. Rare, but it happens. (MORE)
The Doppler effect occurs when someone is standing still listening to a siren going past. If the paramedic is in the ambulance, then there is no Doppler effect for him. It is all relative to who is moving and who is watching.
Ambulances are commonly staffed in two person crews. The type of licensure these people have depend on the type of ambulance they are operating in. There are two different types of ambulances: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). A BLS truck is staffed with at least one EMT-Bas…ic or sometimes, an EMT-Advanced. The other crew member is either another EMT-B, EMT-A, or an Medical First Responder (MFR). A BLS truck is equipped to deal with most emergencies but will not have all the capabilities of an ALS truck. ALS trucks are staffed with at least one EMT-Paramedic, and either an EMT-B, EMT-A, or another EMT-P. These trucks and crew are trained in advanced methods such as cardiology and pharmacology and are able to do things like EKGs, start IVs and administer drugs, and intubate. An ambulance will always have at least an EMT-Basic, and most ambulances are ALS, meaning they have at least one Paramedic at all times. (MORE)
A ambulant toilet is a toilet that is accessible to those that are disabled. These toilets are mandatory in many stores and businesses. They include support rails and are inside of larger stalls then regular toilets are.
Ambulant in Latin, the stem is Ambulans being the present participle of Ambulare meaning 'to walk'
you put your foot on the gas petal slightly more than you would when your driving a car or truck then you put your lights on and go to the area you need.