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Coastline Ambulance Services to provide emergency backup for "Peak the Plaza" Fundraiser

American Lung Association Fundraiser set for February 23, 2013

 
PRLog - Feb. 20, 2013 - Coastline Ambulance Services of East Providence, RI, a division of the Dartmouth, MA company Stat-Southcoast EMS, has been selected to provide the emergency medical  services for a major fundraising event to take place in Providence, RI on February 23.

Coastline will provide the crews for the volunteers who will participate in the “Peak the Plaza” stair climb that takes place February 23 at One Financial Plaza in Providence. This stair Climb is a unique event testing ones physical strength, stamina and lung power. On February 23, hundreds of people will take to the inside staircase of the One Financial Plaza building in Providence. In 20 second intervals, participants will race the clock and climb to the top, the 29th floor. Participants vary in athletic ability and can climb as fast or as slow as they want. The stair climb event is a great team building activity for corporate teams, a great way to get in shape for the New Year and an opportunity for a family wanting to honor a loved one who has been affected by lung disease.

While the stair climb is a race, it is also a fundraiser for the American Lung Association. Coastline will have two ALS (Advanced Life Support) crews on hand, to take of anyone who gets injured or needs medical assistance. One crew will be on the 15th floor, the midway point of the climb, and one on the 29th floor.

In the morning, the climbing will consist largely of “civilians,” people from different hospitals who are fundraising for the American Lung Association. In the late morning/early afternoon, numerous Fire Departments will participate in the event.

An after party At Ri Ra's Irish Pub is being hosted immediately after the climb where food and drinks can be purchased. There, racing and fundraising awards will be presented to top individuals and teams. Ri Ra is located at 50 Exchange Terrace in Providence.

“We are pleased to provide the backup for this important fundraising event,” said Carol Mansfield, CEO of Coastline, adding, “We are hoping to see a very large turnout for this unique event that both challenges people to be physically fit and calls attention to the need for support of a great organization that does so much for healthcare.”

About Coastline Ambulance Services

Coastline is based in East Providence at 304 Warren Ave East, and provides ambulance services and wheelchair transport, including emergent and non-emergent transportation, and inter-facility transfers.   Coastline Ambulance Services employs 85 and runs 7 ambulances and 12 chair cars each day.

About Stat/Stat-Southcoast EMS

Stat Ambulance Service and Stat-Southcoast EMS are owned and operated by CEO Carol Mansfield, who has more than 30 years’ industry experience to the region. Stat Ambulance Service is the 911 provider for the Town of Dartmouth, MA. Stat-Southcoast EMS provides backup 911 for the Town of Dartmouth, as well as for the City of New Bedford and the City of Fall River, as well as numerous nursing care and other healthcare facilities. The firms together employ more than 100 people and operate 16 ambulances, 6 wheelchair vans and a town car. The Stat companies set high standards in the recruitment and training of their Paramedics and EMTs and have a strong, solid record of safety and accomplishment. The companies maintain headquarters at 360 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA, and operate satellite locations in New Bedford and Fall River, MA and Newport and Woonsocket, RI.  

Stat-Southcoast EMS recently acquired Coastline Ambulance of New England in East Providence RI.

Stat-Southcoast EMS provides a full range of scheduled and unscheduled healthcare transports to the region.  For additional information on either company, please call Mark Haskell, Director of Corporate Development, at (508) 997-0707, or visit www.southcoastems.com.

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