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Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters that have been modified for medical care; used to evacuate and transport patients with life-threatening injuries to treatment facilities

Air ambulances

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A specialized vehicle for treating and transporting sick and injured patients

Ambulance

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Areas of the road that are blocked from your sight by your own vehicle or mirrors

Blind spots

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The process of removing dirt, dust, blood, or other visible contaminants from a surface

Cleaning

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A device that provides a firm surface under patients torso

CPR board

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Keeping a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles on any side of you

Cushion of safety

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To remove or neutralize radiation, chemical, or other hazardous material from clothing, equipment, vehicles and personnel

Decontaminate

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The killing of pathogenic agents by direct application of chemicals

Disinfection

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Specialized vehicles used to transport EMS equipment and personnel to the scene of medical emergencies

First-Responder Vehicles

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The killing of pathogenic agents by using potent means of disinfection

High-level Disinfection

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A condition in which the tires of a vehicle may by lifted off the road surface as water "piles up" under them, making the vehicle feel as though it is floating.

Hydroplaning

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A portable kit containing items that are used in the initial care of the patient

Jump Kit

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Medical evacuation of a patient by helicopter

Medivac

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A person who assists a driver in backing up an ambulance to compensate for blind spots at the back of the vehicle

Spotter

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The six pointed star that identifies vehicles that meet federal specifications as licensed or certified ambulances

Star of Life

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A process such as heating, that removes microbial contaminations

Sterilzation