CALS Medic Assist at Worlds Largest Regatta in Boston
 
By Chief of CALS Chris Shannon FTO
December 5, 2018
 

CALS medics come from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region so it should be no surprise that one of our medics was asked to assist with an EMS standy for the Worlds largest Regatta (The Head of the Charles) in Boston Massachusetts. Our PMIC Pete Davekos worked with the Cambridge Fire Department and other local EMS agencies in providing EMS coverage for the 3 day event. The event attracts 400,000 spectators over the 3 day event and is staffed with 100 EMS volunteer personnel supported by the Cambridge Fire Department and Boston EMS. During the 3 day event our Paramedic was assigned to Bike patrol predominantly and a few rapid response duties along the river course in our chase vehicle. The volunteer EMS teams provided all EMS 1st response and treatment while Cambridge and Boston EMS provide the transport aspect of the patients encounter. EMS crews provide coverage along the 8 miles of riverbank and the roadways immediately next to the course. Our vehicle drew a lot of attention and compliments from participants and bystanders as well as offered us the opportunity to continue to recruit ALS providers from all over the East Coast.

 
M105 Standing by at the Start Line for Men's  8 race
M105 Standing by at the Start Line for Men's 8 race
M105 with EMS Response Bikes (Provided by area EMS) at the morning operations meeting
M105 with EMS Response Bikes (Provided by area EMS) at the morning operations meeting
 
Cambridge Boat Club - Race Headquarters
Cambridge Boat Club - Race Headquarters
Race Route
Race Route
 
Spectators along the riverbank awaiting the race
Spectators along the riverbank awaiting the race
M105 standing by with Cambridge Fire Department ALS - Special Operations Unit
M105 standing by with Cambridge Fire Department ALS - Special Operations Unit
 
M105 on scene. Medical Aid at the halfway mark
M105 on scene. Medical Aid at the halfway mark
Boston Skyline
Boston Skyline
 
M105 First arriving EMS unit for a man down in a lesser traveled portion of the race course
M105 First arriving EMS unit for a man down in a lesser traveled portion of the race course
After a long weekend on the way home, a quick trip to Americas oldest ballpark
After a long weekend on the way home, a quick trip to Americas oldest ballpark