I hate it when people refer to an ambulance as a bus.
It’s not a fucking bus.
It’s an ambulance, truck, or rig. Get it right.
(Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Vol. I A-G) bus n. (…)
2. an automobile or other motor vehicle.
If you examine some of the terms for ambulance in use around the country, many exist out of tradition or common use. The use of RESCUE for an ambulance these days is often inaccurate. Most have nothing to do with physical rescue. They carry few if any rescue tools. The term is a holdover from the days when the Fire Department Rescue truck members were the only ones trained in even basic first aid, and carried a Pulmotor or a Reviv a Life or an E&J. They are Trucks or Rigs, because their ancestors were part of the fire service. In many parts of the country, the ambulances were double duty funeral cars, or station wagons. They earned the “Meat wagon” tag because most of their personnel had little medical training and even less equipment. Load and Go was the method of the day.