With apologies to my new found buddy Gertrude over at “Ridin’ the Bus” we don’t call them buses in my system. If you do, your either a new guy trying (and failing) to sound
call cool or someone from somewhere else trying (and failing) to sound cool. Although I have had two cops in the past year refer to the ambulance as “a bus”. One of which was exceptionally funny because he was an officer on the local transit system PD. Which set off one of my fellow paramedics who was so loud and obnoxious about it that I thought for a moment that the officer was going to arrest him for Disorderly Conduct. Ruffled feathers were smoothed and we all went on our way.
That would be Rule 4 or 5 of EMS. Don’t get in a pissing contest with the local PD. We need them on our side. Some people don’t ever learn that and they have unpleasant, and usually short, careers.
So, you can call it a truck, a rig, a wagon, a bumbulance, a cabulance, a bambalance, or even an ambulance. Just don’t call it a bus.