Yonkers ambulance company on alert for pontiff's visit
The Empress Ambulance Service is ready to help with any medical needs that may arise when more than 20,000 people descend on St. Joseph?s Seminary in Yonkers for the pope?s visit on Saturday.
Thirty ambulances, along with 70 EMTs and paramedics, will be on hand for the event. Capt. Mike Jefferies says with such a large crowd expected, Empress will be ready for action with a brand new truck. Jefferies says the truck will be equipped with medical supplies and life support equipment. It will also have a mobile command center set up to communicate with other agencies. Jefferies says the truck will be able to handle heart attacks and will even have antidotes on hand in the event of a biological or chemical terror attack.
There is also a handpicked team of Empress EMTs assigned especially to Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope's Visit