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Stride For Healthy Communities

Hallmark Health held their annual Stride For Healthy Communities and what a day it was! Lake Quannapowitt was filled with hundreds of runners and walkers who all laced up to support invaluable outreach programs which benefit members of numerous communities.

Armstrong had quite a showing not only with our touch a truck, but also with EMTs Omar Wahid and Tori Shaw finishing first in their respective categories.

The Boston Bruins Ice Girls and mascot, Blades were on hand as well and received stellar attention from our crews, Mike Bachelder, Kris Smith, Alessandro Colarusso and Preston Angelucci. Now that’s a detail to remember!pic 1

Saving Lives In The Workplace

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Unfortunately, workplace safety is a realistic concern. Rich Raymond, Armstrong CEO and Executive Director of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Foundation,knows that first hand as he was a first responder to Edgewater Technology on Dec. 26, 2000 during a mass shooting by an employee that left seven coworkers dead.

Since that time, Rich has promoted workplace safety and preparedness. For that reason, Rich has been an integral part of the NEMLEC Foundation and works in conjunction with talented law enforcement officials in an effort to keep all work environments safe.

Knowing the importance of education and readiness, Rich is personally inviting the business community to attend The Business Safety Summit on June 18th to discuss business safety focused on recognizing, responding to, and minimizing incidents of concern and violence in the workplace.

The Business Safety Summit’s agenda consists of a speaking program of corporate security, public relations, mental health, law enforcement, executive management and healthcare professionals who will speak on best practices and training methods for effective prevention, response and intervention of potential crises, including mental health issues and violence in the workplace.

Speakers will also share case studies from their experiences to demonstrate how to avoid potential risks to companies, outline the roles and responsibilities for each discipline of the Threat Management Team and provide attendees with a checklist for self-evaluation at their own company. As well, the program will include a presentation by Shirley Singleton, the CEO of Edgewater Technology.

Speaker Keith Jones, Director of Corporate Security at Draper Labs, states “An established intervention and crisis management plan is a vital component for all businesses to include in their operations procedures.” This training will give both police and proprietors the steps to take to create a successful model for a safe working environment.”

Police chiefs and police officers from the 60-plus communities throughout Middlesex and Essex counties that comprise NEMLEC will be in attendance to learn from the speakers and to meet business leaders from their communities. “All employees should feel and be safe at work,” added District Attorney Marian Ryan.

Please join us at this very important event which could save lives.

To register, please click here.




Roadside Assistance

Initially, EMT Trevor O’Shea and EMT Eric Hackett thought there had been a car accident when a motorist flagged them down on Soldier’s Field Road, but they soon learned that there was something altogether different happening. A baby boy was being born, and he did not feel like waiting for his mother to get to the hospital before making his debut in the world. The baby was born in his mother’s car, and our crew cleared his airway, cut and clamped the umbilical cord, and tended to the mother all while keeping the parents calm. Mom and baby were taken to Mt. Auburn Hospital, where they were heading before their unplanned detour!

Trevor and Eric were featured on NECN and Channel 7 News for their part in the surprise delivery. Click here to see their interview.

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Landing Among the Stars

It was a great week in Washington, D.C. as Dispatch Manager, Jeff Scott, and EMT, Rachel Biggins, had the honor of attending the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life ceremony to receive their awards. The “Stars of Life” honors the remarkable dedication of stand-out professionals who represent excellence in the Ambulance industry. Events like the Stars of Life unify the EMS community as well as call attention to the unsung heroes of EMS.

We are proud of all our employees and are delighted to see others are as well! Congratulations Jeff and Rachel, and congratulations to nominees Mark Irvine, Joe Lepine, Dave McCall, Davin Fors, Joe Layton, Mike Forget and Nick DeFusco!

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Ready for Anything

On Saturday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 4, Armstrong partnered with Boston College, the BC Police Department, the Boston Police Department and Boston EMS to undergo active shooter simulations. As we hear about tragedies that unfortunately occur on school campuses, we remain vigilant in our preparedness. The drills were a great example of teamwork at its best!

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Serving Medford

This week, Armstrong partnered with Hallmark Health’s “Team Medford” to serve lunch to elderly members at the West Medford Community Center. Armstrong will be volunteering at the center on a routine basis, which will allow us to engage with and support Medford’s elderly population. Below are a few of the lovely and quite appreciative people we met.


Toys for Tots

Thank you to all who made our toy collection such a success! During yesterday’s Toys for Tots collection at the Meadow Glen Mall, we filled an entire ambulance with children’s gifts. There will be many smiling faces during the holidays because of your contributions!


Visitors from Abroad

This week, Armstrong played host to a group visiting from Shanghai. These clinicians who run an EMS operation in part of Shanghai, came in to see how Zoll products are utilized as well as to discuss how EMS systems are run in the United States. Below, Rich Raymond is presented with a jacket from their organization as a thank you gift. 

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