This is the main compartment. The wheeled ambulance stretcher or 'cot' carrying the patient is loaded here. Brackets fixed to the floor align and lock the cot in place for transport. This spacious compartment provides room for six including the patient on the cot. The bench seat on the right is sometimes used for a patient on a backboard. The seat is hinged and the compartment beneath holds a variety of splints. There is little wasted space on an ambulance.

Main compartment