Ambulances are equipped with lots of medical equipment to help treat people who are injured as they are being driven to the hospital.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are onboard in the ambulance to help treat the people who are injured or sick. Ambulances have been around for many years. Hundreds of years ago, horse and carts were used to transport patients.
The inside of the ambulance is like a moving emergency room in a hospital – oxygen, a heart defibrillator, heart monitor and many of the drugs used in an accident and emergency (A&E) situation are kept on board the ambulance.