ARLINGTON, Massachusetts, September 28, 2017 — The Wonderfund, a newly launched charity serving children supported by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, is honored to announce that it will be offering medical-emergency and CPR training for foster parents through a new partnership with Armstrong Ambulance Service Inc. Read Full Press Release…
Armstrong Ambulance Service Inc. medics, EMT’s, and other first responders are donning pink exam gloves all month long in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Breast cancer touches us all, and this month shows us that every gesture that raises awareness is important, no matter how big or small,” said Richard Raymond, Armstrong’s CEO. “Our crews are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and they are always willing to talk about how important this issue is, especially when someone notices their pink gloves and asks about them.”
- Nearly 12 percent of women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
- This year, more than 300,000 total cases of invasive and non-invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women, and nearly 2,500 new cases are expected in men.
- Nearly 40,000 women will die this year.
- Breast cancer is the second most diagnosed form of cancer in American women, second only to skin cancer.
About Armstrong Ambulance Service Inc.
Based in Arlington, Mass., Armstrong Ambulance was founded in 1946, shortly after Bill Armstrong returned from his tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. While living at home, he watched his mother, a registered nurse, care for friends and family when they were injured or sick, and was inspired to follow her example. As the company grew, Bill earned a reputation for care and compassion, and quickly became an industry leader. He was instrumental in forming the Massachusetts Ambulance Association, developed to ensure the highest standards of care by ambulance services statewide. Today, Armstrong employs 300 highly-trained emergency medical services professionals, and provides EMS services to 17 communities in the Greater Boston Area, responding to more than 45,000 emergency calls every year.
Arlington, MA July 22, 2013:
Armstrong Ambulance Service is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). CAAS was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. Based initially on the efforts of the American Ambulance Association, the independent Commission established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry.
Armstrong’s accreditation signifies that our service has met the “gold standard” determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services providers. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to help increase operational efficiency and decrease risk and liability across the entire spectrum of the organization. The primary focus of the Commission is high quality patient care; Armstrong Ambulance received a perfect score during the process thus demonstrating Armstrong’s high commitment and devotion to patient care and safety. This accreditation places Armstrong Ambulance Service in the top 1% of ambulance services in the country.
“Our accreditation is a step towards excellence and a motivation for continued improvement. This represents our dedication to our patients and the communities that we service” said Bill Armstrong, President of Armstrong Ambulance.
For more information please contact Rich Raymond, Chief Operating Officer or Eric Fisher, Director of Partnership Development at 781-648-0612