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New Life for Old Ambulance: American Medical Response Donates Retired Vehicle to Dallas Fire Rescue

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07.24.2014

(Mansfield, Texas) - A retired American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance is finding new life and a new purpose helping Dallas-area firefighters. AMR, Box 4 Firebuffs and Service King Collision Repair all combined their efforts to support Dallas Fire Rescue through the donation and refurbishment of a decommissioned AMR ambulance.

AMR donated the retired ambulance to Box 4 Firebuffs, a volunteer organization that supports Dallas-area firefighters by providing rehabilitation services to firefighters on duty at large fires. Rehab includes everything from providing food and beverages during a lengthy blaze battle, to helping firefighters keep their vital signs in check. Box 4 operates in conjunction with The Salvation Army. Service King Collision Repair donated labor and materials to give the retired vehicle a new look.

"We certainly thank AMR, The Salvation Army as well as Service King for all the work they've done and for the donation of the unit," said Dallas Fire Rescue Chief Louis Bright. "We love [Box 4] to death. These are men and women who take great interest in fire service. They respond to large fires and anything else we call them to. They respond any time day or night to support us."

The food, beverages and equipment operated by Box 4 is paid for by the firefighters themselves - they pass the boot inside their fire stations to fund the volunteer group. 

"Both locally and nationally we support our colleagues in the fire department whenever the opportunity presents itself," said Shane Smith, General Manager for AMR. "It's another important way that AMR partners with the communities we serve. We certainly strive to be the best community partners that we can be. This donation is one example of how we can do that."

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About American Medical Response
American Medical Response, Inc. (www.amr.net), America's leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 18,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 3 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.

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