At a ceremony at Braintree Town Hall, Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President of Fallon Ambulance Service, met with Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan, as well as Fire Chief James O’Brien and Police Chief Russell Jenkins as they officially launched the new ambulance.
Last month, Fallon moved to a new, more central Braintree location, at 250 Ivory St. Ivory Street is a 5,500-square-foot building which houses the new ambulance and an immediate backup.
Racicot said that the company has plans to operate two additional units out of the facility in the future. The new ambulance represents a $75,000 investment in the community
“We greatly value our relationship with Braintree, and feel that we have a great team between the police and fire departments, and town hall, and that we all work together to bring the best value to the citizens of this community,” Racicot said.
The vehicle is a state-of-the-art unit equipped with:
- 12 Lead EKG w/ defibrillation capability, allowing for EKGs to be transmitted from the field to the patient’s destination hospital
- Airway Management and Intubation equipment, for patients having difficulty breathing or not breathing at all
- Spinal Immobilization for falls or motor vehicle accidents
- Splinting and all wound management
- CAT Tourniquets (Used to treat major Trauma-types of injuries suffered recently in the Marathon bombing)
- Capability to treat adults, children and infants
The new ambulance is also equipped with a number of technical upgrades including:
- GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) for response
- AVL ( Automatic Vehicle locator), which allows dispatch to send the unit closest to the scene
- MDT ( Mobile Data Transmission) which reduces radio traffic by sending response information to the unit
- EPCR (Electronic Patient Care Record) which allows the electronic recording and transmission of treatment records to the destination hospital.
–Information from Fallon Ambulance