By Josh Resnek
The Long awaited arrival on the city’s streets of the Everett Fire Department’s ambulance service is just a few steps away from becoming a reality.
The entire process has taken about three years, but when peoples’ lives are at stake, introducing a city ambulance service is a complicated and time consuming task.
Thousands of hours of emergency response training by dozens of Everett firefighters, many who were hired just for this new ambulance service, has resulted in a good many Everett firefighters being certified to ride the ambulance and to treat residents in need of immediate, emergency healthcare.
The fire department has predicted that response time with the new ambulance service will improve – and in an emergency environment where every minute might mean life and death – it is wise not to rush the ambulance into service before everything is seamless about its operation.
The exact date it will go into service is not available.
However it is expected that within the next month or two it should be available for service.
During a stop at Central Station last week, firefighters inspected the new piece of emergency apparatus closely as it was parked outside.
The time will shortly be here where residents will note the Everett Fire Department ambulance responding to emergencies – and that will be a good day for all the residents of this city.