So what do you call it?

What's your preference?

  • Stretcher

    Votes: 37 64.9%
  • Cot

    Votes: 16 28.1%
  • Gurney

    Votes: 11 19.3%
  • Bed

    Votes: 4 7.0%
  • N/A

    Votes: 2 3.5%

  • Total voters
    57

socalmedic

Mediocre at best
789
8
18
gurney, wheels, or big yellow. the rig, well its the rig. on the radio it is a medic (als) or ambulance (bls).
 

Seaglass

Lesser Ambulance Ape
973
0
0
I'll use whatever my coworkers use. That means it's a cot for now. An ambulance is either an ambulance or a medic unit, depending on staffing.

My first job in private ambulance was an eye opener when nobody knew what I was talking about when I refered to the ambulance as a "squad."

Here, a squad is a heavy rescue.
 

NREMTroe

Forum Crew Member
60
0
6
Here in Northern Arkansas, we call the patient transport device a 'stretcher' and the ambulance is refered to as the 'truck'
 

dixie_flatline

Forum Captain
310
2
18
The unit itself (in descending order of use):
  • Ambo
  • Amba-lance
  • Rig
  • Truck (yes, the fire-side people will scowl if you call anything a truck. then again, we don't run a ladder truck, we have a rescue squad which is The Squad, so no one has ever even thought to call an ambulance that)
  • Box
  • Bus
(on the radio it is either Medic/Ambulance for ALS/BLS)

The thing in the back (same order):
  • Stretcher
  • Cot
  • Bed
  • Gurney

I kind of like Wheels, but I've never heard that here.
 

Linuss

Forum Chief
8,264
32
48
Cot or stretcher, depending on which word pops in my head first.

I tend to write cot on my PCR, but say stretcher to patients. Don't know why.
 
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