2 New England EMS agencies announce merger
The expanded PrideStar EMS will employ 450 people and operate more than 115 vehicles after merging with Trinity EMS
By Leila Merrill
LOWELL, Mass. — PrideStar EMS and Trinity EMS, both headquartered in Lowell, announced Friday that they are merging into one EMS company rooted in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.
The expanded PrideStar EMS will employ 450 people and operate more than 115 vehicles in 14 communities in the Greater Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. It will maintain its headquarters in Lowell and Haverhill, Massachusetts, with satellite bases in seven surrounding communities.
The new company aims to provide continuity of services and to have greater flexibility in providing additional resources in its combined service area, according to the announcement.
Chemaly, Trinity’s current president, will remain with PrideStar as senior vice president of strategic planning and will hold an ownership interest in the company. Sepe, Trinity’s current executive vice president, plans to retire.
PrideStar is part of The Daly Holding Company, Inc., which was formed in 2017 as the parent of multiple businesses.