A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
035: Motorcycle ambulance
In 1997, motorcycle ambulances were introduced in The Hague and the surrounding suburbs. Motorcycle ambulances were first used in WWI by American, British and French troops. Since the 1980s, more countries started to introduce motorcycle ambulances as a rapid alternative for the regular ambulances at locations less accessible for regular ambulances. In The Hague, it was the construction of a tram tunnel that motivated the implimentation of motorcycle ambulances. Generally, the paramedic drives alone, but is fully equipped for rapid responses in emergency situations. However, they cannot transport patients: they have to be transported by four-wheeled ambulances.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017