AMR, Greenfield hold dedication ceremony for new ambulances

  • Greenfield officials, including Fire Chief Robert Strahan, pictured, and AMR held a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for two new ambulances, purchased for the city by AMR. Staff photo/MARY BYRNE

  • Greenfield officials and AMR held a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for two new ambulances, purchased for the city by AMR. Staff photo/MARY BYRNE

  • Greenfield officials and AMR held a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for two new ambulances, purchased for the city by AMR. Staff photo/MARY BYRNE

Staff Writer
Published: 9/23/2020 4:41:44 PM

GREENFIELD — City officials and representatives from the medical transportation company AMR dedicated two new ambulances to the city on Wednesday.

“By the strength of a public-private partnership, we’re proud to offer these ambulances here in Greenfield and the surrounding communities,” Patrick Pickering, regional director of AMR, said at a press conference outside the Fire Station on Wednesday.

The two new ambulances, which are provided by AMR at no cost to Greenfield and will be operated by the company, replace two vehicles that were about eight years old, said AMR Operations Manager Patrick Leonardo.

The vehicles are “fully outfitted with the latest technologies,” said Leonardo, adding that the vehicles have new automatic lifting stretchers.

The ambulances are expected to be fully operational in Greenfield by Thursday morning, once a full inventory is complete.

“We thank (AMR) so much for this,” said Mayor Roxann Wedegartner.

Fire Chief Robert Strahan credited the partnership between the department and AMR for providing “a state-of-the-art emergency response system in the community.”

Mary Byrne can be reached at mbyrne@recorder.com or 413-930-4429. Twitter: @MaryEByrne




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