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Paramedic Student Recognized for Work and Progress in Paramedic Program
October 2013 (Cambridge, MA) – Armstrong Ambulance Service and Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS) Center for MEDICS jointly recognized the clinical and classroom achievements of deceased EMT and paramedic student, Mark Hannon, by presenting his family with a plaque that certifies Hannon as a paramedic.
A life-long resident of Concord, MA, Hannon had achieved his EMT certificate from Boston EMS and spent seven years as an EMT at Armstrong Ambulance in Arlington. In July 2010, Hannon enrolled in the Center for MEDICS paramedic program to advance his skills and obtain more training and clinical experience.
After completing nine months out of the year-long program, Hannon took a leave of absence. During his leave of absence, Hannon became ill and was unable to return. He passed away on May 27, 2013, at the age of 29.
On October 10, 2013, representatives from Armstrong Ambulance and Pro EMS Center for MEDICS presented Hannon’s family with a plaque recognizing his achievements in emergency medicine. Center for MEDICS Director Danielle Thomas presented the plaque on behalf of Pro EMS and the State of Massachusetts. Bill Armstrong, founder and owner of Armstrong Ambulance, his daughter Gale Brady, treasurer, and Rich Raymond, Chief Operating Officer, were also present. “Mark was a great student in our program because he was so dedicated to his work. His passion and professionalism were exceptional, and we are pleased to recognize his efforts by granting him EMS certification,” said Thomas.
Hannon’s parents, sister, grandfather, aunt, and uncle received the plaque in his honor. Many of Hannon’s colleagues and friends from Armstrong Ambulance also attended the ceremony.
About Armstrong Ambulance
Armstrong Ambulance Service, founded by Marine Corp. veteran William F. Armstrong in 1946, is among the top 2 percent of ambulance companies in the U.S. that have received accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). The company has spent its 68-year history pioneering the field of advanced life support, and today provides superior pre-hospital care and transportation to more than 100,000 patients annually. With over 300 employees and a fleet of more than 100 vehicles at 10 satellite locations, Armstrong operates a 24-hour emergency medical dispatch center as well as Armstrong Billing Services. The company, based in Arlington, Massachusetts, also has an American Heart Association training center for members of the medical community, which includes EMTs, Paramedics, Police and Fire Departments, Physicians and Nurses, and additional ancillary healthcare providers.
For more information about Armstrong Ambulance Service or to schedule clinical training, please visit www.ArmstrongAmbulance.com or call (781) 648-0612.
About Pro EMS Center for MEDICS
As the first, and only, nationally accredited paramedic program in the state of Massachusetts, Pro EMS Center for MEDICS offers one of the most rigorous paramedic programs in the U.S., as well as a variety of specialty courses that are designed to allow EMS service providers to achieve the highest standards in the industry.
The Center works with all members of the EMS community – from EMTs and Paramedics to Firefighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, Physicians, and Nurses. It is the only EMS educational facility in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The Center is also accredited by Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a Training Institution.
For more information about Pro EMS Center for MEDICS or to schedule CPR training at your organization, please visit www.centerformedics.com or call (617) 682-1811.