Fallon Ambulance opens new Ashland location; will serve as hub for company’s expansion into Metro West region
QUINCY and ASHLAND, MA, ISSUED April 11, 2014…Fallon Ambulance Service (www.fallonambulance.com (http://www.fallonambulance.com/))
Fallon Ambulance Service was recently awarded a major contract in the Metropolitan West region of Boston. The 90-year old privately held family business has been selected as the EMS provider for the MetroWest Medical Center including its two hospitals: Framingham Union Hospital, at 115 Lincoln Street; and Leonard Memorial Hospital, 67 Union Street, Natick.
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community healthcare system between Worcester and Boston, and this contract will represent approximately 6000 annual transports for Fallon Ambulance Service.
As a result of this new contract, Fallon will increase its Metro West presence from one location to two. Presently, Fallon maintains a location at 55 Rumford Avenue, Waltham. As the company integrates the MetroWest Medical Center contract into its workflow, the company will open a second Metro West location at 250 Eliot Street. The 7,500 square foot Ashland location will serve as the central hub for Fallon’s Metro West expansion; the company will garage 6-8 vehicles at the Ashland location.
The company has hired 30 new personnel to assist with the expansion and has named three additional supervisors for the region. The company plans a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location later in the spring.
Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President at Fallon Ambulance Service, said, “We are very excited about our expanded presence in the Metro West area and look forward to working closely with the communities we serve.” He added, “It’s interesting and a bit ironic in that, for many years, our headquarters were in Milton, MA at 95 Eliot Street, and we now find ourselves with a second ‘Eliot Street’ address. We look forward to meeting and welcoming our new friends and neighbors during our upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremony.”
About Fallon Ambulance
Fallon Ambulance Service was founded in 1923 by James R. Fallon, Sr. Mr. Fallon’s son, James R. (Ray) Fallon, Jr., served as President and owner from 1974 until 2000. Today, Timothy J. Fallon, grandson to the founder, serves as President and CEO. Tim’s sister Kathleen Mackie, step brothers, Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President and Normand Racicot, Vice President, also represent the third generation of this family business. And a fourth generation represented by 7 great grandchildren of the founder is working in various capacities in the organization. Fallon Ambulance is the largest privately owned and operated ambulance service in the Northeast. Fallon Ambulance employs more than 600 personnel, operates more than 150 vehicles and responds to over 160,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per year. Fallon Ambulance is the 9-1-1 provider for the municipalities of Milton, Quincy, Brookline, Weymouth, Braintree and Dedham and provides primary backup to Boston and Randolph. Fallon Ambulance Service additionally provides medical transportation for a number of area medical facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, and HMO’s throughout Greater Boston, the South Shore and Metro West region. It is headquartered at 111-115 Brook Road, Quincy, MA and operates satellite offices throughout its coverage area. Fallon Ambulance Service has been recognized many times by various business and community organizations for its exceptional service. For additional information about Fallon Ambulance Services or programs that the company offers, contact Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President, at (617) 745-2117 or visit www.fallonambulance.com.