In NYC (maybe other places as well) “bus” is a slang term used by emergency responders to mean “ambulance.” So when a cop says “There’s a bus on the way” it means “There’s an ambulance on the way.”
Why do they call an ambulance a bus?
We called ambulances buses because so many people used ambulances as a ride to the hospital. Most people, when sick but not in need of life saving treatment and immediate transport to the hospital Emergency Department (ED), will get to the hospital on their own.
Why do police shows call an ambulance a bus?
On cop shows, why do the cops call an ambulance a “bus” over the radio? It’s jargon. Saying “bus” takes less time than saying “ambulance.” It’s like their version of public transportation; a steady stream of citizens they encounter end up riding it.
What does bus stand for on law and order?
I’m like, do people know what a bus is? It’s an ambulance. Why don’t we just say, ‘call an ambulance’? And they’re like, ‘well it’s cop lingo’. But I think that’s fun.”
What does bus mean for police?
The “bus” refers to the ambulance. OgnjenO/Shutterstock. Used especially in New York City, saying “put a rush on the bus” refers to when a cop wants an ambulance to respond quickly. It’d most likely be used when a victim’s injury appears life-threatening.
What do British call an ambulance?
Across Europe it is 112. In the U.K., 999 is how you reach the police, the ambulance service, the fire brigade and the coastguard, should you need to.
Do police really call ambulance bus?
Because you will get a bus when you really need EMS, or confuse the dispatcher. Some police or emergency responders do call an ambulance a “bus”. Not that it is a particularly good idea, though. In emergency management and incident command, one is trained to use proper, specific words for resources.
What is the nickname for an ambulance?
Elsewhere, the word “ambulance” is rarely heard and more common terms such as “medic,” “unit” or “rig” are used. Our more rough-minded friends also like to use the terms “meat-wagon,” “horizontal taxi” or “garage queen,” which describes an ambulance that spends more time in the repair shop than on the street.
What is it called when an ambulance gets stopped by a train?
The lore of the soul train is, in essence, a train that passes through a town and blocks off traffic when an ambulance or rescue is trying to respond to a call. Most see it as a coincidence, but the soul train is infamous for holding up EMS on a time sensitive call, resulting in the death of the patient.
What’s the back of an ambulance called?
The front is called the cab or driver’s compartment. The rear is called… Wait for it… The patient compartment.
Why did Michaela McManus leave SVU?
Michaela McManus left the show after one season because showrunner Neal Baer felt that her character didn’t fit well into the series. Due to the challenges in portraying and writing her role, the decision was mutual. ADA Kim Grelek was called back to Washington DC to rejoin the ranks of the Justice Department.