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WOBURN, MA, ISSUED JUNE 18, 2013…LifeLine Ambulance Service (www.lifelineamb.com), the region’s fastest growing ambulance company and healthcare service, was honored at a recent reception at Mass Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, for its donations and support in the public/private partnership between LifeLine and the Academy which has resulted in the creation of MMA EMS (Massachusetts Maritime Academy Emergency Medical Service).
Brian J. Connor, Founder of LifeLine Ambulance Service and Robert J. Roderick, Senior Vice President, were both awarded the Maritime Medal of Valor by Admiral Richard Gurnon, President of the Academy. This award was presented in honor of their outstanding commitment and dedication to the founding of the Academy’s Emergency Medical Services Program. Dr. Jeff Sukor, the ship’s physician, was among those who cited LifeLine’s key role in bringing this program forward. “A year and a half ago, the idea of MMA EMS was a concept – an exchange of emails, and today it is the first student operated transporting ambulance service collegiate EMS programs in the state.”
The ceremony also featured a ribbon-cutting that officially unveiled the LifeLine donated vehicles that make up MMA EMS. There is a Class I Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance, a Class V ambulance and a golf cart ambulance - all intended for use over different areas of the campus. LifeLine retrofitted, painted and donated all three vehicles to Mass Maritime, and provided EMT training for the cadets. The ambulance carries the most modern basic life support equipment for use by the Academy's emergency medical technicians, including personal protective equipment, medical and trauma equipment, an automated external defibrillator, and onboard oxygen and suction systems. LifeLine further donated six AED (automatic external defibrillators) to be used aboard the Maritime Academy’s ship, Kennedy.
The EMS program has 33 student EMT members and over 90 students indicating their wish to become EMT’s during the next school year. Additionally, the Academy was recognized nationally for their EMS program in Virginia at the EMS Collegiate Conference.
Connor said, “It is an honor for us to have been part of the founding of the MMA EMS Program from its initial meeting to its implementation. We have employed some Mass Maritime students at LifeLine who inspired us to assist in their dream and we have also been inspired by the school’s leadership commitment to make this program a success. We look for to assisting them for many years to come.”
WOBURN, MA, ISSUED APRIL 15, 2013…LifeLine Ambulance Service (www.lifelineamb.com), the region’s fastest growing ambulance company and healthcare service, has introduced some “green transportation” to its fleet with the addition of four hybrid vehicles.
The hybrids, which are 2013 Ford C-Max Energis, will be utilized by LifeLine’s marketing/community outreach department. The C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid that is rated at 43 miles per gallon, and has an app capable of checking on the car’s charging status from afar, find a charging station or the vehicle itself, start and warm up the car remotely, and set it to charge the battery during off-peak hours.
Brian J. Connor, CEO of LifeLine Ambulance Service, said that the vehicles will be dedicated to the marketing representatives who literally put thousands of miles per week on vehicles. “This is a strong commitment to fuel economy, but it will also help reduce emissions and be an important first step for us to become ‘green.’”
He said that he anticipates adding more ‘green’ vehicles to the fleet over time. LifeLine was also recently named to the Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetter list, numbering among 70 business owners who have been chosen because they are among the fastest-growing in the region.
LifeLine celebrated its 6th year in business in August 2012. The operation has grown to more than 280 employees and 12 satellite offices throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Part of the criteria for inclusion on the list is LifeLine’s financial growth; the company has grown every year that it has been in business and showed net sales for the most recent fiscal year at $15.6 million. The company has 12 different divisions including amphibious transportation, an EMT training school, and mini-vans known as ambulettes, among others. LifeLine additionally operates a fleet of specialty vehicles for limousine service as well.
Their 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility at 11 State Street, Woburn, serves as corporate headquarters. The bottom floor houses some museum-worthy older ambulance vehicles and a limousine, which is one of the company’s additional business centers of opportunity (limousines).