air, field, land

He had to be flown by air ambulance to a Las Vegas hospital.

emergency (esp. BrE)

I was put straight into a waiting ambulance and rushed to the hospital.

call (for), get, phone (for) (esp. BrE), ring (for) (BrE), telephone (for) (BrE)

Quick, call an ambulance!


An ambulance was sent to the scene of the accident.

load sb into (esp. AmE), put sb in, put sb into

He was put into an ambulance and taken away.

be on its way

Don't worry—the ambulance is on its way.

arrive, come

When the ambulance came, I carried her out to it.

service (esp. BrE)
crew, personnel (BrE), staff (BrE)
man, paramedic, technician, worker (all BrE)
chief, spokesman (both BrE)
station (BrE)
trust (BrE)

the region's three ambulance trusts

chaser (figurative, esp. AmE)

Her attorney is nothing more then an ambulance chaser.

by ambulance

She was rushed to hospital by ambulance.

Eloise was taken by ambulance to St Mary's Hospital.

in an/the ambulance

He went in the ambulance with Louise.

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