Help EPMC Ambulance Crew Win Ambubus Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit!
During the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, there were 10 hurricanes and 19 tropical depressions with 199 direct fatalities and 155 indirect fatalities. That same calendar year, there were 932 tornadoes in the United States with 69 fatalities. Unfortunately, there is nothing First Line Technology can do to prevent these disasters.
But the Virginia-based company is doing all it can to keep those disaster-related fatalities to a minimum. This year – the company’s 10th – First Line Technology is going to be giving one deserving organization an AmbuBus® Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit™ worth up to $35,000 to help build an exemplary disaster preparedness and response plan – one that will save the most people in case of disaster or mass casualty incident.
And the Estes Park Medical Center from Estes Park, CO is one of the finalists – and one with a lot of votes. As of this writing, Estes Park Medical Center is one of our leaders with 114 votes!
“Our local first responders – and the first responders around the country – are veritable heroes. But they need supplies to help them do the best work – and save the most lives – possible,” said First Line Technology President Amit Kapoor. “First Line Technology wants to help those heroes by giving one lucky and deserving organization a free AmbuBus Kit.”
For two months this summer, First Line Technology received 138 nominations for fire departments, ambulance and services, offices of emergency management, and other first responder organizations from all over the United States. After careful concern and some difficult choices, the finalists were chosen: Bellarmine (University) Emergency Response Team, City of Nashua (NH) Office of Emergency Management, City of West (TX) EMS, Collaborative Healthcare Urgency Group (CHUG), Estes Park (CO) Medical Center, Finger Lakes (NY) Ambulance EMS, Galveston County (TX) Office of Emergency Management, Gorham-Fayette (OH) Fire Department, Knox County (IL) Health Department, Lincoln County (MO) Health Department, Lyon County (KY) Ambulance Service, Mahoning Valley (PA) Ambulance, Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (Bowling Green, KY), Pembina (ND) Ambulance Service, Red Rock Search and Rescue (Las Vegas, NV), Sloatsburg (NY) Volunteer Community Ambulance Corps, Spirit Lake Tribe (ND) Range Fire Management.
From now until Sept. 20, the general public will vote on the finalists that were chosen based on each nominee’s unique story and the way they answered one big question about the AmbuBus: How will you use it?
The winner will be announced Oct. 1, 2013.
About First Line Technology: First Line Technology, LLC supplies Out of the Box Solutions to first responders and the military. Since 2003, First Line has established itself as a leader in new product development and distribution with innovative, yet simple, solutions. First Line prides itself in creating high-quality products that are comfortable, effective, and safe for use in All-Hazards response including the AmbuBus (Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit), PhaseCore (Heat-Activated Personal Cooling Products) and FiberTect (Activated Carbon Dry Decon Wipes).
At First Line Technology people are our most valuable asset. We believe that everything we do should be grounded in integrity and that we each have the responsibility to do the right thing. We’re committed to providing quality products and services that meet customer requirements.
About Estes Park Medical Center: The Estes Park Medical Center is a level VI Trauma Center and Critical Access Hospital that sits on the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, serving more than 250 square miles. If awarded the AmbuBus®, Estes Park would have the capability to “self-evacuate” all the facilities without outside help (which is 45-60 min away) during emergencies including wildfire. Because of the excellent community cooperation in Estes Park, we already have a donated bus!
Please follow the instructions below and vote for EPMC EMS. Every vote counts. Please spread the word in any way you can.
1. Go to www.AmbuBusGiveaway.com
2. Login to your Facebook Account
3. Click the “Like” button in the upper-right hand side of the page
4. Scroll down and vote for Estes Park Medical Center (look for the school bus… hopefully soon to be an Ambubus!)
With your help, we can win this!!