For Immediate Release
October 02, 2012
Emergency Medical Services
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Boston EMS Lt. Locates Patient,
Secures Help in Weymouth
Last evening, Boston EMS received an emergency call from a woman concerned of the well-being of her son and not knowing his whereabouts. Believing the person in question was in need of medical attention, Boston EMS’ Lieutenant Joseph Thomas gathered as much information as possible before working with various cell phone companies to attempt to locate the patient’s cell phone. Once the coordinates of the phone were established, it was determined the cell phone was at an address in Weymouth. Lt. Thomas then notified Weymouth Police who located the patient and had him transported to local hospital by Fallon Ambulance. Lt. Thomas then spoke again to the patient’s mother to notify her that the patient was found and was being transported to hospital.
Boston EMS is extremely proud of Lt. Thomas for making the efforts to go above and beyond. His diligent work on this case assured the location of the patient and that he received necessary medical attention. Lt. Thomas has been with Boston EMS for 26 years, he is currently stationed at Dispatch Operations.
Boston EMS is the City of Boston’s premier emergency medical services provider and the largest municipal EMS service in New England. In 2011, Boston EMS’ team of EMTs and Paramedics responded to nearly 108,000 calls for help and transported nearly 80,000 patients to area hospitals. The men and women of Boston EMS work tirelessly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to deliver state-of-the-art pre-hospital emergency medical care to the people of Boston.
For more information, please go to www.cityofboston.gov/ems.