In 2013, one week after Mardi Gras, John N. Collins, AKA Weird of The Weird Review, was visiting in Mobile to check out the city after having covered a few Mardi Gras parade while the Superbowl postponed Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Instead of his intended plans, he spent a few days in the hospital in Mobile after having a heart attack and open heart/double bypass surgery. He returned in 2o14 and had to include an interview at the local fire department in the Mardi Gras 2014 coverage.
In spite of the streets being blocked due to the parades, they can get emergency medical personnel to emergencies and be treating them within minutes with their amazing bicycling medics and golf cart style ambulances.
Mobile is fortunate to have such a wise and innovative EMS team.