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Fallon Ambulance brings its trucks and bikes to the community at Braintree’s National Night Out
BRAINTREE, MA, ISSUED AUGUST 26, 2013…National Night Out came to Braintree recently, and Fallon Ambulance Service (www.fallonambulance.com) was a big part of the festivities.
The event, held at Braintree Town Hall, was designed to offer family-friendly activities including games, ‘touch-a-truck,’ and music. The idea comes from National Night Out, a non-profit program aiming to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs, and strengthen the spirit of neighborhoods and police/community partnerships.
Fallon Ambulance Service is the 911 provider for the Town of Braintree and always maintains a visible town presence in the event that emergency medical services are needed. This family-owned ambulance firm, celebrating its 90th year in business, was there for a larger purpose – to assist with the fun and festivities and to give the neighborhood a chance to see them in a more informal light. In addition to bringing two of their trucks/ambulances for the “touch a truck” portion of the event, they brought several EMS bike, and manned a tent where EMTs spoke to r the younger attendees, offering them giveaways, including educational coloring books.
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods were organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program continues today and culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August .
National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.
Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President at Fallon Ambulance, said, “It’s great for us to be able to be part of an event like this, along with the Braintree Police and Fire Departments. Together we had the chance to work with the community and meet with town residents in a more upbeat setting. We’re grateful that so many people turned out to take part in this worthwhile event.”
About Fallon Ambulance
Fallon Ambulance Service traces its beginnings to 1923 when family member James R. Fallon, Sr., first established the company. To this day, Fallon Ambulance remains an independently-held, family-owned business. Mr. Fallon’s son, James R. (Ray) Fallon, Jr., served as President and owner from 1974 until his death in 2002. Today, Ray’s son Timothy J. Fallon serves as President and CEO. Tim’s step brothers, Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President and Normand Racicot, Vice President, also work to represent the third generation of this family business. Fallon Ambulance employs more than 700 personnel, and operates more than 150 vehicles. Fallon Ambulance is the 9-1-1 provider for the municipalities of Milton, Quincy, Brookline, Weymouth, Braintree and Dedham and provides primary backup to Boston and Randolph. Fallon Ambulance Service additionally provides medical transportation for a number of area medical facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, and HMO’s throughout Greater Boston. In addition to its headquarters at 111-115 Brook Road, West Quincy, the company operates satellite offices throughout its coverage area. Fallon Ambulance Service has been recognized many times by various business and community organizations for its exceptional service. For additional information about Fallon Ambulance Services or programs that the company offers, contact Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President, at (617) 745-2117 or visit www.fallonambulance.com.