BILLERICA — Chief Roy Frost is pleased to share that the Billerica Emergency Medical Services, a division of the police department, has put a new advanced life support ambulance into service.
The 2023 Ford Diesel ambulance, manufactured by Osage, replaces a 2018 Ram ambulance that has been having maintenance issues. The new truck was delivered last week and put into service in the new year.
The P150 ambulance is one of four owned by Billerica EMS, which operates two front line ambulances and two backup ambulances. The new P150 will be one of the front line ambulances.
Billerica EMS responds to approximately 4,600 ambulance calls per year and provides paramedic-level service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We’re grateful for this new equipment, which will allow us to continue to provide reliable, high-level emergency medical care for the residents of the town of Billerica,” said EMS Director Joseph Devlin.
“Many people may not be aware how unique the Town of Billerica is with respect to its EMS services,” said Chief Frost. “Our highly trained Paramedics operate as an independent third service, solely focused on emergency medicine. They provide 5-star patient care to the residents of Billerica with the assistance of their Fire and Police Department colleagues. Together, this comprehensive approach to patient care results in one of the best EMS programs in the State of Massachusetts. I want to thank our Town Meeting representatives for supporting us in maintaining this high level of care with the latest and most reliable equipment available.”