American Red Cross Honors Community Hero Brian Gonsalves
Somerville, MA, March 21, 2014 – Brian Gonsalves, a paramedic with Cataldo’s Atlantic division, was honored by the American Red Cross at their annual Community Heroes Breakfast held on March 20, 2014. The Red Cross defines a community hero as someone who has exemplified their mission and made a difference in helping the people of their community. Approximately 600 people were in attendance to recognize Brian for his achievement.
This honor is well-deserved, as Brian has implemented an invaluable system for improving response time to medical emergencies in schools. After experiencing the delays in access to patients at some school campuses, Brian created schematics of the buildings with satellite mapping images to assist responders when they arrive on scene. He has also spearheaded an effort to educate school officials on the potential for improved response and options for training by facility and drill scenarios.
The impact of Brian’s efforts will undoubtedly be great and we would like to recognize him for his outstanding accomplishment. He has demonstrated true commitment to and care for his community and we are honored to have him as a part of the Cataldo team.
Cataldo Ambulance Service
Cataldo Ambulance Service, and Atlantic Ambulance Service(a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 15 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 21 base locations throughout Massachusetts covering Greater Boston and the North Shore. They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth. The Atlantic Ambulance Service Division is the primary entity that responds to communities in the northern most region of the Cataldo Ambulance Service operating area.