BP Adams awards Midwood Ambulance Service as first of borough’s Community Businesses
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Saturday launched Brooklyn’s Community Businesses, a series where he will honor local businesses with a commitment to their communities, and named Midwood Ambulance Service as the first such honoree. After touring the business’s main dispatch facility and corporate office in Gravesend, Adams presented members of the Rapisarda family, who now operate the business 59 years after their grandfather Benny started the company out of his home, with a citation recognizing their dedication to serving patients in need throughout the borough.
Adams applauded Midwood Ambulance Service as a great enterprise to launch the series. “Businesses like Midwood Ambulance Service set a great example for all Brooklynites, and they show that serving others truly pays off,” he said. “Brooklyn’s Community Businesses show that the business of making our borough great can truly be a community affair.”
Midwood Ambulance Service is the oldest, private family-owned medical transportation business in Brooklyn. It has about 350 employees, all of whom are members of the Teamsters, with emergency medical technicians, paramedics, drivers, dispatchers and medical directors that serve patients in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Midwood Ambulance Service has about 90 vehicles which provide response to hospital discharges, private residence calls, clinical appointments, standby for special events and city emergencies. They assisted in evacuating Coney Island Hospital during Superstorm Sandy and helped out during recent snowstorms.
“As one of the oldest private ambulance companies in the city, we pride ourselves on delivering nothing but the best service to our clients,” said Mallory Rapisarda, executive director of marketing and PR for Midwood Ambulance Service. “To have the borough president come down and name us as the first of Brooklyn’s Community Businesses really means a lot to us. We pride ourselves on running a family-oriented business the same way we have since our inception in 1956. We are glad to have been able to show the borough president what we do and what it means to us to be there for our community.”
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