PDA

View Full Version : 1982 Ford SW Baltimore County interesting photo


Peter Grave
02-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Steve where are you this one is up your alley. Looks like its not an ambulance just first response. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BS-PHOTO-bgr-879-Fire-Department-Ambulance-Baltimore-1982-/191070876773?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c7cb63465

Steve Lichtman
02-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Yeah, the early Paramedic units in that area were station wagons, which responded with ambulances, kinda like Squad 51. The station wagons only carried equipment and did not transport. As there were more folks trained as paramedics and they could be assigned to ambulances, the Paramedic Wagons became paramedic supervisors, who now use squad-style trucks.

I dislike the quote from the person in the photo (whom I don't know though I recognize the name). If you remove the humanity from the job of being a paramedic, there's no point in doing it. The paramedic's job is almost all about humanity and just a little about skills and medications.

Dana Bennett
02-15-2014, 03:50 PM
not that this makes any difference, but it looks more like a GM, malibu wagon maybe, than it does a ford. just saying.

Scott Crittenden
02-16-2014, 08:48 AM
I dislike the quote from the person in the photo (whom I don't know though I recognize the name). If you remove the humanity from the job of being a paramedic, there's no point in doing it. The paramedic's job is almost all about humanity and just a little about skills and medications.

While I agree one has to have compassion to do the job well, without some level of detachment a paramedic won't last very long.

Peter Grave
02-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Well OK I revisited and yes the painted streamline mirrors are Chevrolet Malibu Ford had chrome ones in that era. You can see the Ford style seat pattern. If the rear of the 1/4 glass was visible we would know for sure but I change my vote to Chevrolet.