The Bureau of Public Safety’s (BPS) Division of Fire and Rescue received two emergency vehicles from the American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR), a medical transport services company in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 30, 2018.

According to the MOJ’s press statement, the donation of the two vehicles was made possible by the Mr. Edward “Chico” Caballero, an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medical Services at the UH Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii, who had been this year’s instructor for the two Emergency Medical Technician courses held in Palau at the Palau Community College (PCC).

“The donation of ambulances comes at an opportune time as the Ministry of Justice is working to comply with the House Bill No. 10-19, HD3, SD2 in establishing minimum equipment and staffing standards for ambulances in the Republic,” the press statement reads.

“This ambulance donation will help the Ministry to continue to satisfy the mandates of the law and achieve our goal of providing emergency medical services to the people of Palau and the community in general,” it added.

The MOJ, through a press statement, also expressed its appreciation to Mr. Caballero and Mr. Andy Ancheta of AMR for their contributions. (PR)