Ambulance Donated In Memory of Ethan Manson

Ambulance Donated by Crestline & M.D. Ambulance
in memory of a Crestline employee’s son - Ethan Manson

June 28, 2016 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline has a diverse workforce that takes pride in their employees.  When an employees’ son was involved in a tragic accident in Radisson, SK last year Crestline knew they had to do something. 

“The tragic loss of a young life profoundly impacts all those who were touch by the family's loss including the tight knit work-family here at Crestline,” explains Steve Hoffrogge, President & Chief Executive Officer of Crestline Coach.  “The decision to donate the ambulance has allowed all those involved an avenue to do something positive that will in some small way keep the memories of Ethan present as the ambulance plays a key role in helping those at times when they are most vulnerable.” 

The Town of Radisson has a Fire department with Fire Fighters and First Responders but no ambulance.  Crestline and M.D. Ambulance saw this as an opportunity to get involved and do something positive for the community.  This initiative was kept quiet from the Manson family until last week when they were informed the donation was taking place and a plaque with the inscription “Vehicle donated by M.D. Ambulance and Crestline Coach in memory of Ethan Manson” would be mounted on the interior and the words decaled on the outside of the ambulance. Special thank you to Ferno Canada for donating a stretcher.     


“MD Ambulance was honoured to partner on this project with Crestline in memory of Ethan Manson. Rural First Responder groups are an important link in the Chain of Survival in pre-hospital care in the surrounding communities that MD Ambulance responds to.  We continue to look for ways to support these groups and felt that donating this Ambulance in memory of Ethan will help Radisson First Responders provide the essential pre-hospital care needed prior to our arrival” Gerry Schriemer, Chief of EMS, M.D. Ambulance, proudly shares.


“There are not enough words to explain all the benefits this unit will provide for our department, community and passerby’s on the highway with respect to safety, reliability and efficiency.  As a volunteer department, to fundraiser for something as wonderful as this would take us years.  This gift and the meaning behind it is greatly appreciated and like our memories of Ethan, will never be forgotten,’ Jack Werezef, Fire Chief, Town of Radisson.   


Steve Hoffrogge, Gerry Schriemer, Bryan Manson and the Radisson volunteer First Responders and Fire Fighters.

About Crestline Coach Ltd:


Crestline Coach Ltd. is a worldwide leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses.  With safety, innovation and durability always at the forefront of their business, Crestline exceeds and inspires today’s industry standards.  To learn more about Crestline visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube.


About M.D. Ambulance:


M.D. Ambulance provides a high level of prehospital Emergency Medical Services and transport in the most cost-effective manner.  They do this by: training and educating their staff members and the public, while maintaining high performance standards and professional conduct. To learn more about M.D. Ambulance visit or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.