The town runs the Becket Ambulance Department which is staffed by 3 full-time paid and 22 paid per diems. We average approximately 230 calls a year and also provide coverage to the Town of Washington with mutual aid back-up to our neighboring towns of Otis, Lee and Chester.
We are licensed at the intermediate level, which allows us to perform intravenous therapy, and advanced airway management. We are also certified in De-Fib and Epi-Pen. Along with responding to medical calls, we provide CPR and first-aid classes to the community and distribute information on health and safety.
The ambulance just had its annual inspection by the Department of Public Health. This inspection is unannounced and is intended to make sure the ambulance and quarters are clean and stocked with the required equipment. The records and policies of the service are also checked for accuracy. Out of a total of 159 items inspected not a single fault was found. This reflects the professionalism and commitment of the staff to provide quality care to the residents of Becket.