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Milwaukee Fire Department’s First Ambulance, a 1947 Cadillac Sayers & Scovill, Returns Home

Posted May 14, 2014 8:02 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: ambulance classic auto emergency

Bought for use on the scene of some of Brew City's biggest fires, Milwaukee Fire Department Ambulance No. 1 could handle the heat - even the heat of the Texas sun, under which it spent its retirement. But it belonged back in Milwaukee, and to Milwaukee it has recently returned, where, refurbished, it will go on display in this summer's Milwaukee Masterpiece.

Though it's hard to imagine today, ambulances with life-support equipment are a relatively modern phenomenon (born from combat medical experience in Korea and Vietnam), as is the idea of a centralized emergency response number like 911.

See a classic restoration done right on Hemmings Daily.

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Milwaukee Fire Department’s First Ambulance, a 1947 Cadillac Sayers & Scovill

05/15/2014 12:33 PM

On some items Milwaukee was progressive and ahead of the curve........

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