Palmer Ambulance Service is a not-for-profit ambulance service, proudly serving the Town of Palmer, Mass., its' residents and visitors, since 1984.
Operating as usual
Photos from Wilmington, MA Fire Department's post
This morning, 5/16/2022, Palmer Ambulance along with Palmer High School, Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Palmer Police Department, Palmer Fire Department, Three Rivers Fire Department, UMass Memorial LifeFlight and Beers and Story Funeral Homes conducted a "mock accident". These drills are to bring awareness to the topic of impaired driving.
Palmer public Library hosted a Healthcare Career Fair with River East School to Career. It was a huge success. Looks like we may have some future EMTs, and paramedics! Thank you for letting Palmer Ambulance participate.
Thank you for your service K-9 Buddy
Eight years ago today, Paul Martinez went into sudden cardiac arrest while being seen for chest pain at a freestanding ER. CPR was initiated and shortly after Cypress Creek EMS arrived and placed a “Lucas” device which performs automated chest compressions. Paramedic Joe Kiff was leading the resuscitation when he noticed something out of the ordinary, Paul was showing Signs of Life. He was moving and awake. Despite not having a pulse or a healthy heart rhythm, the CPR and resuscitation efforts were so effective that Paul’s brain was getting enough oxygen to keep him awake and alive. When the Lucas was turned off, Paul was clinically dead. After arriving at the ER and explaining that they had worked on Paul longer than normal because he was awake and moving, they got some funny looks from the staff who wanted to stop resuscitation. Thanks to our AXON body worn camera program, Joe was able to show the ER physician and the cardiologist that Paul was in fact moving and viable. The cardiologist changed his mind rushing him to the cardiac cath lab to continue resuscitation. Paul was clinically dead for sixty-six (66) minutes on this day, eight years ago. Eight more birthdays. Eight more anniversaries. Eight more years of memories with loved ones. Paul and his wife Mary Jo enjoy celebrating February 3rd every year for these reasons. Cheers to you Paul! What a joy it is to see you living life!
(posted with patient permission) Axon US
Happy Holidays everyone 🎅🏻
Santa is on his way!
Great turn out for the”STUFF THE CRUISER” event. It was a huge success !! Palmer Ambulance was very happy to be a helping hand. Thank you Lori Chiacchia and all your helpers for all your hard work.
The Town of Palmer public safety agencies are partnering together to bring Santa to town this year!
Sunday, December 19th beginning at 4:00 PM, Santa will be escorted around town in style to say hello before his big night!
Details on Santa's route and how to track him to follow!
The Journal Register
Palmer Ambulance Service
Palmer Fire Department
Three Rivers Fire Department
Please try to come down to “STUFF THE CRUISER” on December 4th 10AM to 2PM at the Palmer Police dept. Palmer Ambulance will be there helping
From our family to yours. Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and safe Thanksgiving.
Happy 246th Birthday, Marines
This beautiful cat has been showing up at Palmer Ambulance, Shearer Street, Ext. It is missing the top part of his left ear. Does anyone know / own this beautiful kitty?
Another great Trick or Treat at Palmer Ambulance. (2021). Thanks for stopping by.
A big shout out for Palmer Old Mill Pond PTO. Very well organized “Trunk or Treat”. Very well attended. Palmer Ambulance was honored to be a part of this event. (Palmer Ambulance will also be giving out candy on Halloween. 10/31
4pm to 6pm). 4 Shearer Street Ext. Hope to see you there. Please be safe.
Thank you “BEACH BOUND NUTRITION” for your healthy drinks.
Palmer Ambulance Service wants you to be part of our family-oriented company that provides emergency and non-emergency medical care by ambulance to the Town of Palmer and its surrounding area. We are looking for a self-motivated individual that is willing to work aboard our Basic & ALS Life Support Ambulances.
Employees will be responsible for a wide variety of Emergency Medical Technician duties aboard our Advance Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulances. These duties include patient care and driving a company vehicle in emergency operations. Incumbents administer basic life support treatment to the sick or injured persons in the pre-hospital and interfacility settings and as authorized by Medical Direction, by performing the following duties within the prescribed scope of practice and within all applicable regulatory guidelines for pre-hospital and interfaculty transport and care.
Current Shifts Available (Full Time):
12-hour shifts ( 0800-2000) three days on three days off. This is a rotating shift.
Pay for this shift in based on an eight-week period with the pay for the shift being 40 regular hours and 2 overtime hours.
EMT Basic $15.00 - $17.00
EMT Advanced $19.00 - $21.00
EMT Paramedic $21.00 - $24.00
Pay rates will be based on level of certification and EMS experience.
Benefits Include: (based on length of employment and type of employment)
• Health & Dental Insurance (stipend for full time employees)
• 401(k) with company match
• Competitive Experience Based Pay
• Paid Continuing Education
• Friendly Work Environment
• From 8 hrs. to 16 hrs. shifts available
• Comfortable Lounge and Sleeping Quarters
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Paid Time-Off
• Company Uniform
• Full Time or Part Time Opportunities
• Plenty of Overtime Available
• 911 Emergency Calls & Inter-Facility Calls
UPDATE: The sole occupant/operator was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injures.
National night out 8/3/2021. What a great night ! The kids loved exploring the Ambulance.
Pathfinder tech summer youth enrichment program. First responders. Students enjoyed learning about what EMTs and paramedics do on a Ambulance . Also enjoyed a visit from Life Flight UMass medical center helicopter
Hey, it's smokey outside.
Photos from Palmer Fire Department's post
Photos from Belchertown Fire Department's post
Significant storm damage to Rondeau Road last night for about ¼ mile. Also affects Hickory Lane, Walters Way, and Onley Road.
The road is now open to residents and emergency vehicles. Great thanks to the Public Works and P&H Excavation as well as Palmer Paving.
Hopefully, the rain stays away until we can design a more permanent repair with better drainage.
Three people had to be transported to the hospital following a three-car wreck on Ware Road near Stimson Street at around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
First responders from the Palmer Fire Dept. and Ambulance Service as well as Ambulance crews from Monson and Ware were on the scene. Officials couldn’t say what caused the wreck, which is still under investigation. The vehicles involved were a white Prius, a green F250 and a white Subaru Impreza.
Palmer Fire Chief Willam Bernat said it didn’t appear any of the three people injured – one from each vehicle – suffered life-threatening injuries and that all of them were able to exit their vehicles on their own, although firefighters had to remove the driver’s side door of one vehicle “to make it easier for that person to exit.”
Bernat also said auto fluids did spill onto the road and Palmer firefighters had to apply an absorbent to contain and clean up the spill.
Photos from Brimfield Ma. Fire Department's post
The Converse Middle School COVID-19 Vaccine site will be accepting walk-ins for individuals aged 18 and up this week during the following times:
Wednesday, 5/5 from 2:30pm - 6pm
Thursday, 5/6 from 2:30pm - 6pm
Friday, 5/7 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
No pre-registration is required.
Are you still looking to book a COIVD vaccination here in Palmer or know someone who is?
Use this site and select Palmer/Converse Middle School!
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability | Mass.gov If you are over the age of 16 and live, work, or study in Massachusetts, you can get vaccinated. The COVID-19 Vaccine is free. Learn how to prepare for your appointment.
The Commonwealth is working with local Boards of Health to develop a statewide program to offer in-home vaccinations for homebound individuals who cannot leave their home to get to a vaccination site.
In-home vaccinations are for homebound individuals who are not able to leave their home to get to a vaccination site, even with assistance. These individuals require either: 1. Ambulance or two-person assistance to leave the home, or 2. Are not able to leave the home for medical appointments under normal circumstances, or 3. Have considerable difficulty and/or require significant support to leave the home for medical appointments.
If you fit these eligibility requirements and may require an in-home vaccination, please contact the State Homebound Vaccination Intake Line at the number listed below to be screened for appropriateness and connected to resources to schedule a vaccine:
Homebound Vaccination Program Central Intake Line
Monday through Friday
9 A.M-5 P.M
Individuals who need assistance preregistering or scheduling an appointment at a vaccination site, please refer to 2-1-1 (877-211-6277)
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I was glad to join my legislative colleagues yesterday in signing this letter to Secretary Sudders demanding that the administration increase supply to Regional Collaboratives with the capacity to administer 750 shots a day, 5 days a week. While they have prioritized supply to mass vaccination sites there remains an issue with the location and accessibility of these sites for so many people, particularly in western and rural parts of central Massachusetts. I have had the opportunity to visit several of these Regional Vaccine Collaboratives that have gone above and beyond to meet the administration’s requirements to administer vaccines to their vulnerable populations, and by not leaning on their abilities to directly target citizens close to their homes we are leaving many at risk of not being vaccinated, benefiting no one.
Our crews spent the day at the Palmer Regional Vaccination Site with volunteers from our partnering agencies administrating 200 COVID-19 vaccinations.