Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance (RA 71) backs out of the front gate at 100 Carolwood Drive, Bel Air in Los Angeles.
In the Hollywood.tv video, it appears that the gate security laments with a moan and outreached hand on the back window of the ambulance, as Los Angeles Rescue Ambulance 71 changes direction from reverse to forward, and heads for the hospital.
In response to the Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance (RA 71) backing out of the gate at 100 Carolwood Drive, many YouTube commenters critiqued how slowly the ambulance backed up. They don’t realize that doing CPR is not effective when the crew is tossed around in the back of the ambulance. In addition, an ambulance will pull over to a stop on the side of the road if a new intravenous cannula has to be inserted, medications are introduced into the intravenous line, or any other detailed techniques need to be performed. Backing up and changing direction needs to be done with care. Picture this: Hitting a pothole or swerving while a paramedic is using a syringe plunger to introduce meds into the IV — not a good idea.
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Route from LAFD Fire Station 71 at 107 South Beverly Glen Boulevard to 100 North Carolwood is .9 mile (unknown if crews were in the fire station or on the street at the time of dispatch).
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Satellite image map of rented mansion where Michael Jackson died (34.08118800, -118.425086 or 100 North Carolwood, Bel-Air/Los Angeles).
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Google route (estimated ambulance transport route) from 100 Carolwood Drive to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.