"If you have an Emergency...Dial 911".
CARE AMBULANCE 911 SERVICE AREA
CARE Ambulance Service, Inc. is the exclusive 911 emergency ambulance provider for the following cities in Orange and Los Angeles County:
CARE Ambulance enjoys excellent working relationships with the city leaders, fire department personnel, and law enforcement officials in the cities we serve. As the 911 emergency ambulance service provider, we respond along side your local fire department paramedics as part of a public / private partnership model to provide needed emergency transport services.
The public / private partnership model combines the best of what each sector has to offer. Your paramedics are provided by your fire department and respond when the 911 system is activated. They provide the ALS or paramedic first response component and have a targeted goal to arrive on scene within 5 to 8 minutes. Care Ambulance is dispatched simultaneously and depending on the contracted response time requirement, arrive within 8 to 14 minutes.
This model is highly efficient in that if you need the paramedic to accompany you to the hospital, he or she will get in the ambulance and accompany you to the hospital. If your condition is less serious, the paramedic will release you into the care of the Care Ambulance EMT's or Emergency Medical Technicians. This allows the paramedics to return to service and remain available for the next emergency.
As a patient this is more efficent and cost effective in that you are only billed for the services you used.
CARE Ambulance is also a backup 911 ambulance service provider for several other communities throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Each of these service areas were awarded to Care Ambulance after an extensive competitive bidding process. This process reviews and measures virtually every area of ambulance service delivery including training, operational plans, types of equipment, response time committments, and the financial strength of the bidder. This ensures that your community receives the best ambulance service possible.
Our Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances are fully equipped and staffed by two highly trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's). CARE provides ambulance service 7-days a week, 24-hours per day throughout Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties.
All ambulances are licensed and inspected by the California Highway Patrol, and the EMS Agencies for Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties. In addition to making sure that the vehicle and equipment meet set standards, the county EMS agencies also license all of our EMT field personnel.
We use the Type III Modular units and recently introduced the Type II Mercedes Sprinter. Both of these platforms provide the very best in dependibility, durability, and patient safety.
When a patient in critical condition needs to be transferred from one facility to another, that patient needs a higher level of transport service. This service is known as a Critical Care Transport or CCT level of service.
CARE's experience in providing Critical Care Transportation is extensive. Our vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to transport the critical patient in a mobile hospital setting.
Our fleet of dedicated Critical Care Ambulances are staffed by a highly trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a licensed Critical Care Transport Nurse (CCT RN), and if necessary a Respiratory Care Practitioner. All of our Critical Care Transport Nurses are full-time Care employees and are staffed on the ambulance to provide the fastest possible response times.
ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT / PARAMEDIC
Care Ambulance is currently in the process of expanding our service capabilites by adding Advanced Life Support / Paramedic Services in the Los Angeles County area. These resources will be utilized for ALS/Paaramedic level interfacility transport services. We hope to have this service approved and operational by October 2014.
COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
CARE Ambulance Service is a "Community Oriented" service provider. We have been actively participating in the communities we serve since 1969.
Whether participating in organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, or actively supporting local non-profits and charities, Care Ambulance works hard to deepen our community relationships. We provide community education and public awareness programs to all levels of a community. From small elementary school class safety demonstrations to major public awareness campaigns, CARE gets involved and stays involved.
CARE's latest community program pairs up the high visibility ambulances have while operating in the public eye with key public service safety messages. We have taken the exterior sides of several ambulances and "wrapped" them with important public safety messages. These "rolling billboards" have brought attention to several injury prevention and child safety awareness campaigns. We currently have four ambulances operating with these safety messages. The messages cover drowning prevention, helmet safety, and the proper use of seat belts, car seats, and booster seats.
If you would like more information about our community education programs or find out about scheduling an event for your group, please contact Bill Weston, Director of Operations at 714-288-3800.