NewsJuly 2, 2015
Mohawk Ambulance Service Hosts Summer Safety Day with Local Agencies
MOHAWK AMBULANCE SERVICE HOSTS SUMMER SAFETY DAY WITH HELP FROM LOCAL AGENCIES AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
ALBANY, N.Y. — Mohawk Ambulance Service partnered with several local community agencies to offer Capital Region children and families tips on staying safe this summer season. The Summer Safety event at Mohawk Ambulance’s location on Central Avenue featured displays and presentations from Mohawk Ambulance, Albany Police Department, Albany Fire Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, Albany County of Public Works and City Harvest Family Church.
Albany Police officers were kept busy throughout the event, providing Operation SAFE Child cards. The child identification cards include a photo, fingerprints and other vital information that can be helpful in the event a child goes missing. Guests at the event got to opportunity to climb inside an ambulance and fire engine, see how to properly install a child seat and meet the Albany Police horses. Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox stressed the benefits of interagency events such as this.
“Summer time offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, celebrations and time with friends and family,” said Cox.” Throughout the summer months we must always keep summer safety in mind. Through collaborative efforts we can continue to educate the members of our community on the importance of bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, fireworks safety and crime prevention. I’d like to thank the dedicated staff at Mohawk Ambulance for inviting us to their First Annual Summer Safety Day and look forward to this event’s continued success in the years to come.”
Side-by-side with the educational activities, children were able to have their faces painted, enjoy treats and go home with giveaways. JAMZ 96.3 provided entertainment and live remotes as well. Mohawk Ambulance now hopes to build off the success of this event by hosting similar events in the future.
“This event served as a fun way to remind families and children to be safe when enjoying activities this summer,” said James P. McPartlon, III, vice president and general manager for Mohawk Ambulance. “We are grateful to all of the partners who participated in the event, making it an educational and entertaining way for people to learn about summer safety.”
About Mohawk Ambulance Service:
Founded in 1964, Mohawk Ambulance Service is the largest, privately-owned ambulance service in upstate New York. With 38 ambulances and emergency response vehicles, Mohawk Ambulance Service provides Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support services to the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga. Mohawk Ambulance Service employs more than 250 New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians, Critical Care Technicians and Paramedics ready to provide the highest quality of emergency medical care. For more information, please visit http://www.mohawkambulanceservice.com/