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LifeLine Ambulance donates technology and equipment to be used at sea on board the Massachusetts Maritime Training Ship Kennedy
WOBURN and BUZZARDS BAY, MA, LifeLine Ambulance Service (www.lifelineamb.com), the region’s fastest growing ambulance company and healthcare service, recently funded the construction and installation of a full theatre and training center aboard the TS Kennedy, the training ship for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
The theatre is a modern facility on the bottom level of the ship, equipped with a large screen and state-of-the-art video and audio equipment including surround sound. This will enable the more than 800 Mass Maritime cadets and staff personnel greater recreational opportunities while at sea during their six week training mission. With the state-of-the-art theatre equipment, students can view current movies and enjoy a level of recreation not previously available on the ship. The technology and equipment also plays an important educational in that professors and instructors can utilize it during their classes at sea and while in port throughout the year at Buzzards Bay.
LifeLine Ambulance Service has been very supportive of the Academy for many years. Along with the Cadets, LifeLine helped design and implement one of the only fully staffed EMS college response systems in the country, equipped with a Class I licensed ambulance and other emergency vehicles and equipment, all donated by LifeLine. The Mass Maritime Ambulance is in service 24/7 staffed by the Cadets who are also certified EMTs. This school year, the ambulance has transported over 70 students and visitors to the hospital for various illnesses or injuries. Along with the ambulance, LifeLine has worked with the Academy to teach multiple EMT programs on site at the Academy throughout the year and currently is in the process of designing an EMS training program that will allow the Cadets to be certified by the United States Coast Guard as “MPIC” which stands for Medical Person in Charge. This level of certification allows the Cadets upon graduation to work in the shipping industry as a chief medical officer in addition to their other duties and responsibilities on board ships at sea.
Brian J. Connor, Founder of LifeLine Ambulance, said, “Our commitment to Mass Maritime started some years ago when we employed some of their students as EMTs over the summer months. I was very much impressed with them and when they approached me for assistance, I just could not refuse. In all my years in business, I have never seen a more grateful group of students and instructors, as well as the Academy’s leadership. We will continue to support the EMS program in any way we can; this Academy is probably the best kept secret in Massachusetts! We are honored to play a key role and partner with Mass Maritime Academy.”
About LifeLine Ambulance ServiceLifeLine Ambulance Service (www.lifelineamb.com) was founded in 2006 by Brian J. Connor, 32-year industry veteran and leader, having also served as president of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association for over 14 years. The company provides ambulance, wheelchair, medical training and many other services through their 14 satellite offices stationed throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. LifeLine fields a fleet of more than 125 vehicles and currently employs over 325 employees. For additional information, please visit www.lifelineamb.com or call 781-935-2220.