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As of September 2019, We've seen fire engines:

Circled flying fire engines
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And also police cars:

Police speeder
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I am currently struggling to find an image (or a detailed source on Wookieepedia) about ambulances. Any help?

  • Bacta tanks may have rendered hospitals and ambulances obsolete, but I'm only speculating. – Roger Sep 9 at 19:45
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    @Roger you'd still need ambulances to get injured people to a bacta tank... and we see several hospital-like environments in the movies (ESB, RotJ, RotS, and TLJ). – HorusKol Sep 9 at 22:38
  • @HorusKol or take the bacta tank to the injured (chopped up Anakin/Vader). – Mixxiphoid Sep 10 at 11:34
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The articles on Wookieepedia on ambulances and air ambulances are both Legends articles. However, in "Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon" we see an ambulance which has flashing lights with a human and droid medic.

"Help!" Orri shouted, looking frantically around the busy corner. "Help us! I don't know... I don't know what's wrong!"

They were soon surrounded by concerned octogenarian passersby. An ambulance wailed in the distance, barrelling toward them with red lights flashing. Bazine was shaking now, teeth clenched in what looked like a seizure as Orri knelt at her site, acting perfectly helpless and properly scared. A human in a gleaming white uniform leapt out, a white-and-silver GH-8 medical droid hovering by her side.

"What's wrong?" the woman asked as the droid scanned Bazine's body.

Orri shook his head. "I don't know. We were going to get lunch, and she just... collapsed. What is it?"

"Unidentified substance," the droid said in a calm voice. "Immediate chelation and fluid replacement is recommended."

The human nodded and pulled a gurney out of the hovering ambulance. "You can ride in back," she said to Orri, who stood and continued to be useless. Together, the woman and the droid lifted Bazine's stiff body onto the gurney and slid it into the waiting vehicle. Orri climbed in to sit on the bench beside her, one hand on the gurney but definitely not close to touching Bazine, as if he was terrified of her even when she appeared to be dying. The ride was oddly calm and strangely fast. Moments later they slipped down a ramp and into the cool underbelly of the medcenter.

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    God, that's terrible writing ... – Rand al'Thor Sep 9 at 9:10
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    I’m no medical expert, but maybe she died of a broken heart – Celestialgranturismo Sep 9 at 11:44
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    @Randal'Thor Why is it terrible? It's too short for plot holes or to develop characterization. It just describes a poisoning. – Chloe Sep 9 at 17:53
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    @Chloe I'm talking about the quality of the writing itself, not the plot. For instance, "one hand on the gurney but definitely not close to touching Bazine, as if he was terrified of her even when she appeared to be dying. The ride was oddly calm and strangely fast." It just reads so unnaturally. – Rand al'Thor Sep 9 at 18:19
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    @Chloe It's not what's being described, but the way it's being described. The style of writing just grates on my eyes/ears. (That said, we're going a bit off-topic in these comments ...) – Rand al'Thor Sep 9 at 19:31
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Canon

The U-wings introduced in Rogue One have previously been used for ambulance-like purposes, according to The Rebel Files:

Early in the rebellion, their U-wings were deployed in several fashions, including as troop transport, gunship, and medevac lifter. Several of the ships also acted as cargo transports between the Telaris system and other locations.

(source: Wookieepedia)

And from the movies themselves, the closest that's been seen so far is Palpatine's Theta-class shuttle:

Palpatine's Theta-class shuttle (source: Wookieepedia)

While not primarily intended as an ambulance, it did contain a "medical capsule" in Revenge of the Sith, which appears to be a kind of gurney, and transported Darth Vader to a medical facility on Coruscant:

Darth Vader in a medical capsule

(source: Wookieepdia)

Legends

In addition to the ambulances mentioned in TheLethalCarrot's answer, there are a few other ambulance-like craft:

  • Med Sprinters seem to be ambulance-like spacecraft for rescuing pilots.
  • The Lambda-class shuttle group Medevac was also used to transport wounded.
  • Medlifter troop transports were airspeeders used in the Clone Wars to transport troops to medical facilities.
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In the original Trilogy, Luke has his mechanical hand installed onboard a Nebulon-B medical frigate. While debateable as to whether it was primarily a hospital ship, or a warship with medical facilities, Wedge Antilles refers to it as a medical frigate during the battle of Endor, where it also appears. Also, the Pelta class medical frigate is seen in several episodes of the Clone Wars series, and is specifically used for medevacing Clone Troopers to medica facilities.

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    Although a medical frigate is not comparable to an ambulance. We also have "medical frigates" (hospital ships, which however typically are not frigates) in our galaxy, and we refer to them distinctly from ambulances. There may be some fuzziness, e.g. the term "air ambulance" for a medevac helicopter, but I don't think a hospital ship would ever be called a "sea ambulance". – Jörg W Mittag Sep 9 at 19:22
  • Good points. It gets a little murky. The latter example is clearly shown evacuating Clone Trooper casualties to medical facilities. And while I didn’t mention it, the closest to what I feel the question was going for is the the Republic Gunship (LAAT/I) (Mi-24 Hind looking thing) which functions as a gunship and transport. I would imagine it also ferries casualties out of combat zones as well. I can’t specify any particular circumstance besides the battle of Geonosis, where injured Palme/Jedi are flown out of the battle zone – Celestialgranturismo Sep 9 at 19:47

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