New Ambulance Contractor

Published by Chris Wangler- May 10, 2021.

A new ambulance contractor, Armstrong Ambulance Service, started last week in Waltham.
Armstrong CEO Rich Raymond said his roughly 40 employees are eager to serve a community with a busy first responder reputation.
Along with vehicle crashes and fires, Waltham EMTs and parademics respond to opiate overdoses and other medical episodes.
“Waltham can go from one ambulance to 10 ambulances in 5 minutes,” Raymond said. “We have a depth of resources that will help us serve the community.”
Earlier this year, Waltham’s ambulance committee chose to go with Armstrong for a three-year contract.
The Arlington-based company takes over from Somerville-based Cataldo, which served Waltham for 8 years.
Cataldo COO Kevin Turner said his company was “disappointed” in the decision, but there was a silver lining: loyalty.
“We were pleased that the majority of Cataldo employees serving in the Waltham area decided to remain with Cataldo and are now supporting other municipal contracts. We look forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of Waltham again in the future.” he said.
Peter Lobo Armstrong photo; April 2020 Cataldo photo