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New 'mini ambulance' navigates large crowds and helps save lives

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Fire Department has a new addition to the force. It's a mini-ambulance that will help save lives.

It's equipped to navigate crowded places and bring people to safety. The mini-ambulance is called the ASAP Medstat. It's a small, but fully equipped ambulance with two paramedics.

The ambulance has been designed to get into a large crowd and take patients to a waiting ambulance. The mini-ambulance will not transport patients to the hospital, but it will take them to a waiting ambulance outside of the large crowd.

The Medstat has become popular with the military, but it's the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Right now, there is only one mini-ambulance on the Madison Fire Department force.

The vehicle can support up to 1,500 pounds of equipment.

The mini-ambulance was first used at Rhythm & Booms this year. It will be used this weekend at the Madison Mini-Marathon.

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