87 Mystic St.,
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Email: [email protected]
Armstrong Ambulance and Medford Fire Department Partner for Live Ice Rescue Training
ARLINGTON — Armstrong Ambulance and the Medford Fire Department will work together tomorrow morning to conduct a live ice rescue training.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. (attending media should arrive by 9:40 a.m.)
Oak Grove Cemetery, 230 Playstead Rd., Medford
Members of the Medford Fire Department, in partnership with Paramedics and EMTs from Armstrong Ambulance, will be conducting a live ice rescue drill. During the drill, firefighters will simulate an emergency ice rescue using the department’s Rescue Alive sled.
A mock victim will take a position in the icy waters at Oak Grove Cemetery before being rescued safely by firefighters and provided emergency medical services on-site by Armstrong Ambulance team members.
The Armstrong team will also demonstrate on-site care that they would administer to the first responders entering the water to conduct a rescue.
ABOUT ARMSTRONG AMBULANCE 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 frontline 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 a WWII Marine Corps. veteran, 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.