(From left) Daniel Riendeau, Director of Operations, Cataldo Ambulance;
Deputy Police Chief Michael Cabral; Dennis Cataldo, Vice President, Cataldo
Ambulance; Mayor Joseph Curtatone; Police Chief Anthony Holloway; Deputy
Police Chief Paul Upton.
The following is a news release from the City of Somerville:
Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Police Chief Anthony Holloway announced that the Somerville Police Department has taken delivery on a new Incident Command vehicle. The vehicle was converted from an ambulance donated by Cataldo Ambulance Company of Somerville.
Painting and equipping the vehicle for its new role was paid for through a $20,000 grant from the Commonwealth Security Trust Fund.
The command vehicle has been equipped to provide radio communications with local and area Police and Fire agencies as well as the Department of Public Works. It is also offers two laptop stations for use by incident commanders, and carries a portable generator and lighting, expandable roadway barriers and safety vests.
Chief Holloway expressed his appreciation to Cataldo Ambulance Service for this generous donation, providing the Somerville Police Department with its first-ever mobile command unit. "This vehicle will enable local officials to operate more efficiently at the scene of an emergency or at a local public event, and I sincerely thank Cataldo Ambulance Service for this very generous donation,'' said Chief Holloway.