June 12, 2014
WATERVILLE, Maine—Today, Delta Ambulance began preparation to provide emergency medical services for the Trek Across Maine for their 16th year. The nonprofit will provide medical support over the 180-mile course for more than 2,200 riders as they travel from Sunday River to Belfast from Fri., June 13 through Sun., June 15.
Delta Ambulance medical team for Trek Across MaineThe Trek Across Maine, an event and fundraiser benefiting the American Lung Association with a focus on spreading awareness for lung health and clean air, is celebrating their 30th year with the 2014 ride.
Delta is involved in the Trek by patrolling the route, and providing a team of EMTs and paramedics to pedal the route and offer assistance to riders as needed. Tim Beals, Delta's executive director, is riding as a participant. They will use vehicles donated by Darling's Auto Mall, and communications equipment provided by Hussey Communications.
“We have been committed to the cause for 16 years and take great pride in monitoring the three-day challenge,” said Beals. “Our focus is on participant safety, and supporting the American Lung Association by offering our medical support.”
To learn more about Delta or the Trek Across Maine, visit www.DeltaAmbulance.org and www.lung.org/associations/charters/northeast/events/cycle/trek-across-maine, respectively.
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Delta Ambulance, founded in 1972, is the leading provider of high-quality, compassionate emergency services and medical transportation in central Maine. Our superior training, experience and state-of-the-art medical technologies set us apart from other ambulance services. Every Delta employee exceeds state and federal licensing requirements, and all Delta emergency response teams include at least one paramedic. These high standards have enabled us to achieve numerous life-saving benchmarks including a cardiac arrest reversal rate well above the state average.