An ambulance now stands ready at every Staten Island high school football game, according to the Staten Island Advance.
After it took 45 minutes for emergency medics to pick up an injured player at Tottenville High last November, football boosters worked out arrangements with North Shore Rescue Squad, Volunteer Heart Ambulance, Primary Care Ambulance and the city EMS.
With the opening of the season last week, a crew and a vehicle are at least somewhere nearby, even if they’re covering two different high school games at once.
Primary Care told the Advance it’s good community relations for one of their ambulances to be seen at the game. North Shore said it was good training. Volunteer Heart said they hope it’ll yield donations.