Just a few months later, the Association purchased its first ambulance: a 1963 Cadillac, affectionately known as the Blue Beetle.
In 1980, the combination of a successful fund drive, a generous property donation and countless hours of donated construction labor by the members themselves all came together. The North Stonington Ambulance Association building located at 10 Mains Crossing Road was complete and dedication ceremonies were held.
Our history begins on August 4, 1970 in the living room at 46 Babcock Road. It was here that a group of about thirty Town residents, led by young Edmond McGowan Jr. (pictured at left), began setting the framework for the North Stonington Ambulance Association.
The group who attended that first living room meeting became the life-blood of the Association. They went on to serve as the officers, dispatchers and teams who provided years of emergency medical services to the Town of North Stonington.