The Stamford EMS mid-year appeal is underway, raising funds for a new ambulance for this nonprofit organization that provides paramedic ambulance services to the city of Stamford and contracted paramedic response to the town of Darien.
“We need to replace an ambulance,” said Patricia Squires, Stamford EMS Chief and C.E.O. “It’s something we need to do every year because our oldest ambulance in our fleet has over 100,000 miles of wear from traveling to and from medical calls. The cost to replace the vehicle is $250,000.”
Stamford EMS responds to over 14,000 calls annually, and over the past 25 years has served our community, keeping keep pace with the growth of Stamford. In that time, it estimates it has responded to over 300,000 calls, and now possesses a fleet of 13 response vehicles and a staff of 77 EMTs, Paramedics, Volunteers and support staff.
While this not-for profit EMS organization works in tandem with services provided by the city of Stamford and the town of Darien, it is a private, independent organization that relies upon donations to help purchase life-saving devices and ambulances.
The organization provides top quality paramedic and ambulance service, as evidenced by its distinction as Connecticut’s only C.A.A.S accredited EMS agency. Its highly trained professionals, state-of-the-art equipment and faster than average response rates can make the difference between life and a premature death.
“Having first-rate medical equipment on the scene of an emergency contributes to our community’s peace of mind and quality of life. This includes ambulances that provide an environment for pre-hospital care. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Stamford EMS,” said Squires.
To learn more and to make a donation, visit stamfordems.org or call (203) 968-1118.