On the front lines: Boston Emergency Medical Services

The “MVA” call brought Boston Emergency Medical Services to a scene of shattered glass, activated airbags and tire streaks on the pavement. There was a distraught woman sitting on the sidewalk by two damaged vehicles.

Blue and red flashing lights illuminated the street and washed over the cars and injured drivers. Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Leonard Shubitowski heard the motor vehicle accident call over the scanner and quickly joined his team.

EMTs, accompanied by police, jumped out of the ambulance with expert precision, moving quickly and efficiently to unload and prepare a stretcher and assess the injuries of those involved in the accident.