Recently – well for the last couple of months – I have noticed an unusual ambulance driving around Canberra and at the recent Floriade.
It is marked as an “Industrial Paramedic” on the sides, and as an “ambulance” on the front. It is not an ACT Ambulance Service vehicle, nor that of another state’s ambulance service, nor a St John Ambulance vehicle.
Strangely, it bears Western Australian number plates.
Does anyone know what this ambulance is, and who is operating it? And, in order to operate as an ambulance in the ACT, shouldn’t it have ACT vehicle registration? As for the term “paramedic”, can anyone just apply that to themselves without some sort of official registration. These people might very well have that registration, but I am just asking the question.
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It is a very nice looking ambulance, by the way, and not a model we see being used here in the ACT.