Chronical of main events
In 18-th of July 1919 a meeting of the Board of Medical and Sanitary Department of the Moscow Council of Workers' deputies took place. The Board accepted the proposal of a well known doctor Vladmir Petrovich Pomortsov (1882-1936) to establish in one of Moscow’s hospitals an ambulance station. Mr. Pomortsov was appointed as its first Chief Doctor. He leaded the service from august 1919 till august 1920.
The 1-st of January 1923 the service was headed by Alexander Sergeevich Puchkov (1887-1952). He established the bases and principles of how the modern ambulance service should work. Those revolutionary ideas and principles are still relevant today.
During the funeral of V.I. Lenin, January the 27-th was the first official day of duty of the Moscow Ambulance Service. Later on and till this day the Service is giving medical support to mass events such as demonstrations and military parades on The Red Square, air festivals, sports competitions, etc.
And in the 20-th of February MAS opened its night emergency psychiatric room.
In the 7-th of November 1933 two more substations were opened.
In June 1940 MAS was separated from the Institute of Emergency Medical Care Sklifosovsky and became an independent institution with its own budget and infrastructure.
Emergency stations were included in the medical and sanitary services of the local anti-aircraft defense system. 185 employees of MAS for their professionalism and courage were awarded with the medal "For the defense of Moscow”.