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Offline xiagan

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #660 on: April 16, 2019, 08:23:36 PM »
Through a couple of TV series I've come to realise that in the US, paramedics/ambulances aren't linked with Hospitals, they're linked with firefighters instead??
That doesn't make much sense, does it??
In Germany you call the firefighters too, when you need an ambulance. At least here in Berlin, I don't remember this from other parts of Germany I've lived in...
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #661 on: September 28, 2019, 07:18:35 AM »
It’s so easy to get confused when talking to our friends across the pond. Isn’t Language  just amazing


https://www.ragan.com/quite-rather-and-pretty-the-differences-between-british-and-american-english/
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #662 on: September 28, 2019, 08:28:25 AM »
It’s so easy to get confused when talking to our friends across the pond. Isn’t Language  just amazing


https://www.ragan.com/quite-rather-and-pretty-the-differences-between-british-and-american-english/

I once read about the difference between "I'll smoke a fag" from the British and American perspectives. It's hilarious.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #663 on: September 28, 2019, 10:18:47 AM »
I believe the logic behind the American system is as valid as the European system but very different. Firefighters tend to also be trained as paramedics and stabalise patients at the scene. Ambulances and their crews tend to be attached to specific hospitals or private companies. In the rest of the first world your medical care is not billable and it matters not how you are treated and get to hospital as the cost comes out the same money pot.