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AMR gives ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Explorers Post 905
The full story was printed in The Herald ...
By Andrew Fickes
of The Herald
During the past decade, the MultiCare Good Samaritan Medical Explorers Post 905 has developed into a robust program of both community service and an educational tool for those who are interested in the health care profession. Since it was founded in 1973, the Boy Scouts of America-affiliate program has graduated hundreds of students ages 14 to 18. And the public is proud of the first aid and first-responder service the medical explorers provide at community functions throughout east Pierce County.
But for the past 20 years, the program has relied on an outdated ambulance that continued to require regular service and maintenance that cost thousands of dollars. ... American Medical Response, the nation’s largest private ambulance service provider in 40 states, donated a used ambulance Nov. 22 that is in exceptionally good condition.
“When the request for a new ambulance got to me, it was a no-brainer to replace the unit,” said Randy Strozyck, chief executive officer of AMR’s air medical division, who was a was medical explorer with Post 905 from 1972 until he graduated from Sumner High School in 1975.