The ambulances for the Village of Wheeling Fire Department can take
patients to approximately 30 hospitals in the Chicago-land area.
Because some of the hospitals are frequented less and are many miles
outside the Village limits, each ambulance contains a book of maps
detailing the location of each hospital. The maps are simple location
maps made from data over 10 years old. The Fire Department requested
that the maps be modified and updated to reflect current data.
A new map book was created with each page of the book representing a
different hospital. The street data was updated and the page was
divided into two separate maps: a large map showing the location of the
hospital and a smaller map showing its location in relation to the
surrounding communities. By having the maps in each ambulance, the
paramedics are able to easily locate hospitals that they are not
familiar with, and make sure they arrive at their destination.