87 Mystic St.,
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Armstrong Receives Visit from New Taipei Fire Department
ARLINGTON — Armstrong Ambulance Service was honored to welcome a command staff delegation from the the New Taipei Fire Department from New Taipei City, Taiwan on Dec. 11.
The New Taipei Fire Department provides EMS Emergency Ambulance service to a vast and varied urban and rural region. The department responds to approximately 180,000 emergency medical/ambulance requests per year.
The New Taipei Fire Department executive command delegation is visiting the United States to learn more about American EMS systems, including electronic patient care reporting systems and share their experiences in operating a sophisticated all hazards high volume urban emergency and disaster response service in Taiwan.
The delegation toured Armstrong’s headquarters in Arlington, exchanged gifts with owner Gale Brady, were briefed on Armstrong operations by CEO Rich Raymond and engaged in a two-way question and answer session with Armstrong officials comparing American and Taiwanese emergency medical services systems and procedures.
In addition to Raymond, other members of the Armstrong team on hand were Director of Clinical Integration Ben Podsiadlo, Director of Operations Mike Kass, Field Operations Managers Sean Mangan and Victor Marchese and Armstrong Paramedic Jason Viens.
“It was a unique honor and pleasure to meet colleagues from Taiwan and share ideas and experiences with fellow EMS professionals,” Raymond said. “Armstrong thanks our partners at Zoll Medical for extending the exciting opportunity to meet with the New Taipei Fire Department delegation.”
ABOUT ARMSTRONG AMBULANCE SERVICE INC.
For over seven decades, Armstrong Ambulance has set the standard for emergency transportation in Massachusetts by providing superior medical care, dependable service and the most advanced equipment and vehicles available. The company responds to more than 45,000 emergency calls each year and delivers front-line EMS to seven communities and secondary EMS to 10 communities within the Greater Boston Area. Armstrong also provides non-emergency transportation for a large number of healthcare facilities and patients in its wide ranging service area.
Armstrong employs more than 300 highly trained emergency medical services professionals. Its fleet includes 90 vehicles, stationed across 11 locations and equipped with the most advanced equipment and technology available. Founded in 1946 by WWII Marine Corps. veteran Bill Armstrong, today Armstrong serves more than 100,000 patients annually while remaining true to Bill Armstrong’s original commitment—to provide the highest quality care and service to people in need.