Gold Cross Ambulance Celebrates 50 Years

 

A company that serves and saves lives in this community has plenty to celebrate. Gold Cross Ambulance was founded in 1968 by Gene and Julia Moffitt who responded to calls in the Salt Lake area with two Cadillac ambulances equipped with first-aid kits, resuscitation devices and stretchers. Fast forward 50 years and Gold Cross is serving Salt Lake, Utah, Juab, Iron, Washington, and Uintah County with a team of over 500 highly trained and certified paramedics and EMTs, a fleet of 145 fully equipped vehicles, and a state-of-the-art emergency communications center. “It’s amazing what has happened in 50 years,” shares local Gold Cross Director Scott Adams. “When you consider all the different agencies out there, who would have thought back in 1968 that they would still be going strong and servicing such a broad area.” One of the original Cadillac ambulances has been refurbished to its original likeness to commemorate the landmark 50 year celebration. “Gold Cross Ambulance is always happy to serve the communities that we are in,” says Adams, “not only the citizens but the visitors to this area as well.”

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.