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Massachusetts Ambulance Association

2022 Convoy of Champions & Mass Stars of Life

  • May 17, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Worcester to Hanscom

Massachusetts Ambulance Association to Honor EMS Providers with Convoy of Champions Parade, Stars of Life Awards During EMS Week


Bedford, MA—The Massachusetts Ambulance Association (MAA) will celebrate the exceptional dedication of the Commonwealth’s emergency medical services (EMS) professionals during the 47th Annual National EMS Week. On May 17, the MAA will host the third annual Convoy of Champions ambulance parade as well as the second Massachusetts Stars of Life awards ceremony to recognize specific field providers for their personal contributions to their communities.

Third Annual Convoy of Champions Parade

A parade of ambulances (“Convoy of Champions”) will depart UMass Medical Science Park in Worcester at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 17, with an expected arrival at Boston MedFlight in Bedford at 1:00pm. Participating ambulance providers hail from across Massachusetts and will be escorted on the highway by the Massachusetts State Police. A UMass Memorial LifeFlight air ambulance will also fly over the parade route.

Second Massachusetts Stars of Life Award Ceremony

At this year’s Massachusetts Ambulance Association Stars of Life event, exemplary mobile healthcare professionals will be honored with medallions in recognition of their service. The Massachusetts Stars of Life program showcases the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession in our state. The program recognizes the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our health care infrastructure, especially in the face of the crucial role that mobile healthcare has provided in COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

Timeline of Events for May 17

  • 11:30 - Ambulances driven by Stars of Life arrive at UMass Medical Science Park (381 Plantation Street, Worcester) for line-up and boxed lunch.
  • 12:00 - Convoy of Champions leaves Worcester for Boston MedFlight
  • 13:00 - Convoy of Champions arrives at Boston MedFlight hangar (150 Hanscom Dr, Bedford, MA 01730)
  • 13:15 - Massachusetts Stars of Life Medallion and Pin Ceremony at the Boston MedFlight Hangar
  • 14:30 – Adjournment

Media are invited to join the Convoy in Worcester and/or at the Boston MedFlight Hangar in Bedford. Interviews are available with Massachusetts Ambulance Association leaders as well as the Star of Life heroes.



About the Massachusetts Ambulance Association

The Massachusetts Ambulance Association’s membership is composed of more than 30 ambulance service providers from across the Commonwealth. MAA’s 6,000 employees provide 70% of the emergency medical services transports in Massachusetts. Together, MAA members advocate for high-quality, sustainable mobile healthcare.

About EMS Week (May 15–21, 2022)

During the 47th Annual National EMS Week, communities will honor frontline heroes who provide emergency medical care that saves and sustains so many lives every day.