Easton EMS Invites All to Join in the Festivities
This year marks the 75th anniversary for the Easton Volunteer Emergency Medical Service. It’s only fitting to celebrate the milestone with a new tradition. That’s how Andrew Acosta, a member of the EMS board of trustees, sees it. He organized a Motorcycle Ride and Classic Car Show set for Saturday, Aug. 21 to benefit the Easton EMS.
“I have been a volunteer with them for the last five years and wanted to help out further by starting a charity ride,” Acosta said. “I have been involved in multiple charity rides over the years and have seen first hand how successful they are and how they bring people together. This charity ride is my way of contributing to the EMS.”
All of the proceeds of the charity ride and car show will go toward replacing the 92-year-old EMS building at 448 Sport Hill Road in Easton with something more suitable to meet the needs of the town.
“Our motorcycle ride will be escorted by Easton police and ambulances while in Easton,” Acosta said. “It will be a 36-mile route going through neighboring communities. Participants will have access to both breakfast in the morning and lunch after the ride. Participants will also have the opportunity to win raffles for prizes, gift baskets and gift cards donated by our many sponsors that include local breweries, restaurants as well as local Easton businesses.”
Heated motorcycle jackets and leather bags have also been donated to be raffled off. The hope is that the community will come out to either ride, show off their car, or support Easton Volunteer EMS.
“We ask that anyone who wants to sign up to ride or show their car please do so at the following link,” Acosta said: Eastonems.com/charity-motorcycle-ride-21-august-2021/
“If you have any questions, I can be reached by email at Charityride@eastonems.com,” he said.
Outdated EMS Building
“Easton EMS has been working for many years to raise funds to replace our building, and my hopes are that this event will contribute to that, and that it will become an annual town event,” Acosta said.
A flooding basement, lack of proper storage, and overly short garage bays are but a few of the problems with the 92-year-old building. Built in 1925 and in use by 1926, the old firehouse has been the home of the EMS since 1988. Read more about the budding and its deficits here: Building Issues Mount as EMS Searches for a New Home.
That doesn’t stop Its 35 dedicated volunteers and two paid two full-time paid EMTs from doing their very best to provide 911 emergency care to the sick and injured who live in or are passing through Easton. But it’s time to find a new home, Acosta said.