The new ambulance will help improve response times to medical emergencies
EVERETT, MA – Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the Everett Fire Department’s (EFD) new Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance is now in service.
Mayor DeMaria joined with Fire Chief Scott Dalrymple, Everett firefighters and elected officials at the Hancock Street fire station on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for a ceremony to officially announce the new BLS ambulance is in service.
The ambulance, which will be operating out of the Hancock Street fire station, is staffed by Everett firefighters who are equipped with EMT training and the proper equipment to respond to emergency medical calls.
“The majority of calls that the EFD respond to each year are for medical emergencies, and this ambulance will ensure residents receive the fastest medical care possible staffed by our very own firefighters who will be equipped with the proper tools for the job,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I would like to thank the fire department EMS Committee, EMS Captain O’Brien, members of the Everett City Council, Cataldo Ambulance, Everett Firefighters Union Local 143 and everyone who helped make this important life-saving equipment a reality for the residents of Everett.”