Trinity EMS met the Atkinson Police at Woodlock Park in Atkinson, NH. Atkinson PD, through private and public funding and donations, constructed and installed an Emergency Call Box at the park. The new “safety station” has a camera on top, a button that you can push with a direct line into Atkinson PD and Trinity’s newly donated AED that will be available at the site once Atkinson PD opens the door. Chief Crowley was excited about the new station sand talked about how there are so many families and seniors that use the park all year round from soccer to baseball or pickle ball to walking the trails. “Residents from 3 months to 93 year old use the park, and what better way to protect our community with this new safety station”, Crowley said.
The Chief demonstrated the new safety station by pressing the button and talking with PD dispatch. He then said “please open the AED” and the dispatcher (on their end) hit a certain button in dispatch and the door swings open allowing access to the newly donated AED (dispatch will also send PD to the location). “I’ve known Chief Tim Crowley from his 30 plus years of service for the City of Lowell”, John Chemaly, President of Trinity EMS said, “he is always looking for ways to better the community he serves and this new “safety station” reflects that. Trinity was happy to donate the new AED knowing that anything could happen at any moment and having this equipment and the call box readily available will save lives.” Trinity will host a community training on the AED in the weeks to come, date TBD.