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Cataldo Ambulance Service
137 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
Cataldo Ambulance Service is based in Somerville and serves the surrounding metropolitan Boston areas. Cataldo respondsMore to more than 50,000 requests for emergency medical services each year and provide services to over 25 hospitals and to more than 80 nursing homes and clinics throughout the area. All of Cataldo's training is performed in-house to ensure top quality and safety. Cataldo is actively looking for prospective dispatchers, paramedics and EMTs. For more information, be sure to call the telephone number or visit the web address provided.
Somerville Fire Department
266 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

The Somerville Fire Department's five fire stations are staffed by 152 full-time firefighters, of which roughly halfMore are trained EMTs. Because they respond to both fire and medical emergencies, their entire fleet—which includes five fire engines, two ladder trucks and one tower ladder truck—is equipped with life support equipment such as defibrillators. The department is also equipped for special ops, hazmat ops and water rescue.

Stations are located in Winter Hill (266 Broadway), which also serves as their headquarters; Spring Hill (265 Highland Ave.), Union Square (255 Somerville Ave.), Teele Square (6 Newbury St.), and at the Lowell St. Station (corner of Lowell and Somerville Ave.). The Fire Prevention Office is located at the DPW at 1 Franey Road.

The all-volunteer Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department provides support for both City firefighters and police via three squads that provide lighting for emergencies, water pumping during flooding, and on-scene rehabilitation services.  

Fire Department Office hours are Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Emergency services are, of course, 24/7.

 

North Star Rental Systems, Inc.
37 Fremont St, Somerville, MA 02145
North Star is a business-to-business service that supplies rental uniforms (and linens where applicable) forMore restaurants, caterers, labor/janitorial workers, and medical fields. It also does direct uniform sales and carries a full line of Dickies industrial clothing and apparel. The company's origins date back to the mid 1920s, but North Star didn't emerge in its current incarnation until 1985. The business's "Never Say No" customer-service philosophy has helped it thrive.
Somerville Hospital/Cambridge Health Alliance
230 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Located centrally on Highland Ave., Somerville Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care, as well as primary care forMore adults, women's health services and day surgery.

The hospital also operates The GI Center for the treatment of digestive disorders,  The Eye Center for eye care ranging from vision tests to surgery, and The Memory Center for the assessment of memory loss.

The hospital is part of the Cambridge Health Alliance, which operates a network of primary-care centers, a community outreach program and three hospitals. All three hospitals, including Somerville, are teaching sites for Harvard Medical School programs.  

CASPAR
315 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

Over the four decades that CASPAR has provided services to individuals struggling with substance abuse, they haveMore earned a reputation as a pioneer in effectively serving this at-risk population. Their services address needs at every stage of what they call the "the substance use/abuse/recovery continuum" "from street outreach to aftercare housing." Each year, they provide treatment—and often life-saving services—to approximately 2,500 adults and youths in Somerville and Cambridge.

Programs include street teams that connect homeless individuals with medical, shelter and psychiatric services, as well as meal programs and substance abuse treatment. A system of pre-treatment transitional housing, long-term treatment residences, and aftercare housing serves men, women, and pregnant or parenting mothers in individual centers. Youth programs combine counseling with positive afterschool activities and volunteer service to address substance abuse.

The organization relies on individual, corporate and foundation support for its funding. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and serve meals or sort clothing donations at their Emergency Service Center at 240 Albany St., Cambridge.

Somerville Health Department
50 Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA 02145

This department works on over a dozen different critical fronts to keep residents safe and healthy. VaccineMore distribution, emergency preparedness (including for bioterrorism disasters) and public health education are just a few of their responsibilities. They address these issues partly through the work of programs and commissions. They include:

  • Public Health Nursing: Coordinates flu vaccine clinics and disease investigations, assists in Emergency Preparedness planning, and runs the Medical Reserve Corps, which trains volunteers to assist with health emergencies and disaster response.
  • School Health Services: Coordinates school nurse services including health care, health education and health screening for students.
  • Shape Up Somerville: Works to improve resident's health and eating habits through education, changes to school food service and food access, and city improvements, such as improved crosswalks that make walking safer.
  • Somerville Cares About Prevention: Works to reduce youth substance abuse via educational outreach and community organizing.
  • Tobacco Control Program: Works to prevent youth smoking and overall second-hand smoke exposure through educational outreach, community organizing and regulation and monitoring of tobacco sales and use.
  • Trauma Response Network: Trains professionals who work with youths, as well as city volunteers, in proper techniques for responding to traumas affecting youths.
  • LGBT Liaison: Conducts outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
  • Human Rights Commission: Works to promote and protect human and civil rights of all residents via educational outreach and through investigation of discrimination or harassment complaints, which may be filed via their web page.
  • Multicultural Affairs Commission: Examines and addresses interracial and multicultural issues in the city and works to ensure all groups are equally represented and have equal access to City resources.
  • Women's Commission: Addresses a broad range of issues affecting women including violence against women and work inequalities, and seeks to empower women residents via educational programs.
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