Weslaco Fire Department 'ambus' may help with COVID-19 patients

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In the fight against COVID-19, the Weslaco Fire Department is deploying a vehicle normally used for mass casualty events: the "ambus."

The bus-like vehicle — which is part bus, part ambulance — holds up to 20 patients.

With the "ambus," hospitals could move COVID-19 patients to alternative locations. It could also relieve the burden on ambulances, which sometime wait at hospitals to drop off COVID-19 patients.

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