Armstrong Ambulance Service generously donated 3 Zoll Pro Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to Medford High School. The donation helps provide a defibrillator in every Medford school in order to meet the mandates required by “Michael’s Law”, (MGL CH 77, An Act Relative to Medford Emergency Response Plans). Michael’s bill became a law in 2012 after Michael Ellsesser, a 16-year-old Sutton High School student, suffered a fatal heart attack while playing football.
Armstrong has donated a total of 6 over the last year, 3 to Medford High School, 1 to the Medford Library, 1 to the Medford Police Academy and 1 to Medford City Hall. In addition, the City of Medford purchased 12 units to upgrade all the school’s AED’s in order to have the most advanced defibrillators available.
The City of Medford is fortunate to have a strong history of collaboration with Armstrong Ambulance for emergency and non emergency services as well as providing clinical training.
Pictured above: School Superintendent Roy Belson, Mayor Michael McGlynn, Supervisor of Health Services Toni Vento, Armstrong Ambulance CEO Rich Raymond, and Medford Police Officer & MHS Resource Officer Jim Ricciardi.