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Ambulance Crane-Lifted into Hospital

Updated: Thursday, May 15 2014, 10:57 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD -- Here's something you don't see everyday. A crane lifting an ambulance up to the third floor of a building.

The rig will be used at the new Memorial Medical Center for learning and innovation, as a teaching tool.

This isn't your average run-of-the-mill ambulance. There's no engine or driver's cab.

And the back of the ambulance has springs in its shocks to simulate working with patients in real-life driving conditions.

It's just one element of the 7,800 sq. ft. simulation center.

"Inside the simulation center it gives up opportunities to create real-life environments for people to be trained as healthcare professionals."

One of the key groups being trained with this ambulance will be firefighters, EMTs and paramedics.

Officials at Memorial say this is one of the few simulators in the nation to provide this real-life training.

Ambulance Crane-Lifted into Hospital

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