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    Term for staff members who carried an injured person into an ambulance

    In my country, there are staff members who accompany the nurse in an ambulance. Their job is to carry the injured person on a stretcher into an ambulance. They are not paramedics or nurses.

    Can I call them 'ambulance attendants'?

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    Re: Term for staff members who carried an injured person into an ambulance

    Stretcher bearers.

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    Re: Term for staff members who carried an injured person into an ambulance

    Thanks, Anglika.

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    Re: Term for staff members who carried an injured person into an ambulance

    In the U.S., we usually say EMT, which is short for emergency medical technician. We don't have a separate nurse in the ambulance. Everyone in the ambulance is either an EMT or a patient. Some EMTs are paid and some are volunteers.

    Best EMT novel ever: Bringing Out the Dead. A great slice of New York life. (And death.)

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    #5

    Re: Term for staff members who carried an injured person into an ambulance

    Thanks, Charlie

    In my country, two paramedics, one riding pillion, will arrive on a motorcycle at the scene of a road accident, to render first aid and do their best to help the injured victim, before an ambulance arrives. The victim would then be put in the ambulance before it rushes to the hospital.

    The paramedics are necessary because an ambulance will arrive later because of traffic jams. In this way, the chances of the victims surviving are higher.

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    Re: Term for staff members who carried an injured person into an ambulance

    Cool! That sounds like a great job.

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