Coastal Medical Transportation Systems Provides EMS Support to 128th Boston Marathon


With temperatures in the 70s, the 128th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2024, was a hot grueling race for its nearly 30,000 runners. Add the estimated 500,000 spectators that lined its 26.2-mile route from Hopkinton, Massachusetts to downtown Boston, plus security concerns after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and the importance of on-scene EMS was more pressing than ever.

Fortunately, Coastal Medical Transportation Systems (CMTS) was there to help. For the second consecutive year, this privately owned and operated EMS company supported the Boston Marathon Medical Deployment in partnership with state public safety agencies, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Ambulance Strike Team.

“Our deployment was sizable with 48 ambulances along the route,” said Kevin Mont, CMTS’ Vice President of Emergency Services & Public Health. “We had about 110 staff deployed in multiple communities throughout the course.” CMTS also had personnel on bikes and small Gator ATVs on site, plus EMS personnel embedded with tactical teams.

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