Governor Eddie Calvo, Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas and other dignitaries pose for a picture in front of two new advanced life support vehicles.
Guam – A gift that keeps on giving, the Guam Fire Department, yesterday, received two advanced life support vehicles that will help go towards saving lives on Guam.
The two vehicles are able to perform various amounts of medical help to on-scene medics. According to Joey San Nicolas, GFD Chief, the advanced life support vehicles will help save lives because of the skills medical personnel are able to perform on site such as iv therapy, cardiac medication and shock therapy. San Nicolas says that, with the addition of these vehicles, they will replace the old vehicles, which needed to be replaced anyway.
“These units, particularly save lives every day, every time they respond. When you see them on the road, you know someone is in desperate need of help and these guys now will get there a lot quicker a lot more efficient in a much safer vehicle, as opposed to the vehicle they are unfortunately using today as a replacement,” said San Nicolas.
Governor Eddie Calvo was also at the ceremony to commission the vehicles.
“We had to be creative, to get this equipment and some of the equipment came through either federal funding grants and programs and others through working with the department of Interior and others through local funding. What you see here is through our local flame fund,” said Calvo.
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