AMR debuts ambulances honoring 9/11 responders, victims
The two new ambulances will be put into service in Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas this month
By Laura French
TOPEKA, Kan. — American Medical Response has debuted two new ambulances designed to honor the victims and first responders of 9/11.
The ambulances will be used for special events and for emergency and non-emergency responses in Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, according to a news release. AMR plans to have both rigs in service by the end of October.
"September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in our nation's history. However, we witnessed many acts of sacrifice, stirring patriotism, and unity in the days following the attacks," said AMR Topeka/Shawnee County Operations Manager Mickey Huber, in a statement. "There are many EMTs and paramedics working today, including here in eastern Kansas, who were inspired to serve because of the heroism first responders displayed back then. There are also many first responders just beginning their careers who were too young to remember 9/11. Our new ambulances will help these young responders understand the legacy they uphold while honoring the victims and heroes."
Both ambulances feature commemorative designs that include a representation of the World Trade Center towers and the words "Never Forget."