BOSTON STRONG !!!!!!
On Monday April 15, 2013, City of Boston EMS along with the Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, FBI, ATF, Massachusetts State Police, The Massachusetts National Guard and medical staff's from numerous Boston hospitals responded to a horrific and deadly terrorist attack at the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.
The response from these agencies and in specific, members of Boston EMS; was second to none and absolutely outstanding. It makes us in the EMS world forever proud to have our field represented with the courage, knowledge, compassion and skill of such incredible professionals.
Boston EMS, one of the few remaining independent, city governmental stand-alone EMS agencies in our country; has always been steadfast in its mission. It has always been a leader in the field of EMS, a leader in how to do it right, a leader in consistency in an inconsistent world. Unfortunately, this fine agency and the wonderful citizen's of the city of Boston have now joined us, members of the service from New York City; in having to face the horror of terrorism on our own United States soil. Having trained at the Boston Medical Center myself; I know full well the outstanding medicine that Boston EMS provides and that all of the hospitals in this wonderful city provide. Boston Medical Center, Brigham & Women's (affectionately known as The Brigham), Tufts Medical Center, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and Boston Children Hospital are the reason so many are receiving the most appropriate care available.
To the EMT's, Paramedics, Supervisors, Communications personnel, administrative personnel and senior echelon of this fine agency:
Thank you for all you sacrifice every day. Thank you for walking right into the fray of combat and disaster; placing your city's citizens first and your safety last. You shine brighter than any sun that can shine on this earth. Your mission is clear, your hearts are obvious; your skill is second to none. Our hearts and thoughts are with you, our fraternal brothers and sisters.
An interview from necn.com on Boston EMS: