There were 1,517 confirmed and estimated opioid-related overdose deaths in the first nine months of this year, which is an estimated 33 more deaths than in the first nine months of 2019.
The position of director of emergency services in Rockport has been suspended, and selectmen will begin looking for an outside third party to conduct an audit of the Rockport Fire Department.
The two male ambulance personnel, a 45-year-old and 38-year-old, suffered minor injuries, said a Massachusetts State Police spokesman.
Two patients were transported to an area trauma center with minor injuries.
Four people were injured when a car and ambulance carrying a patient collided about a half-mile from the destination hospital, officials said.
The "Earn as You Learn" program supports recruits by paying them an hourly wage while they attend training. All education and certification costs are covered by Cataldo.
A woman was pronounced dead after hitting a traffic barrier and a Brewster EMS ambulance Saturday in Dorchester, according to a report.
The new ambulance is a 2020 Dodge Braun ambulance purchased from Woodville-based Bulldog Fire.
Atlantic/Cataldo Ambulance Service EMT Todd Beaudet is back at home after spending more than 100 days hospitalized while battling COVID-19.
Public health officials are warning about another potentially bad summer for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and other insect-borne illnesses.