2017 REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT
(Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018)
35 Years of Service 1983 - 2018
To the Honorable Citizens of our coverage area:
We are pleased to present our 35th annual report to the Citizens we serve. Regional Ambulance Service, Inc. has continually provided emergency and non-emergency ambulance service for thirty-five years. From 1983 to the end of this fiscal year, Regional has responded to 212,369 ambulance calls. This past year, ending June 30, 2018, the service responded to a total of 9,299 ambulance calls in our 12 communities and an additional 185 “Medic One” paramedic intercept calls. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to serving the public.
We congratulate Chris “Jake” Jakubiak, EMT for being honored as our “Star of Life” at the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life celebration in our nation’s capital.
With the continued support of the citizens, our employees, and community governing bodies, we have been able to level fund or lower our assessment rate for the past 34 years. Since 1990 the Assessment rate has been decreased by 36%. Our current assessment rate is $4 per capita and remains unchanged for the next fiscal year. The public support of our Membership program, direct donations, memorials and estate gifts have been vital to our continued success. Thank you.
This past year one new ambulance was put into service to replace an older ambulance with more than 100,000 miles of service. The 9 year old support vehicle was also replaced.
Our motto “Serving People First with Pride, Proficiency and Professionalism” is demonstrated by our employees commitment to continuing EMS training. Each year our employees have specialized training in Critical Care Paramedicine, ALS, BLS, Prehospital Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Bloodborne Pathogens and a variety of continuing education programs. Our professional staff is extremely capable and dedicated.
RAS has been focusing on Critical Care Paramedic training and improving abilities for critical transfers to other hospitals.
Monthly C.P.R. classes are taught at Regional Ambulance. Last year, through the R.A.S. Training Center, 1,312 people were trained in C.P.R. Tours, lectures, demonstrations, and C.P.R. classes are available for the general public. Child Car Seat inspections are held Wednesdays at the Regional Ambulance building and 149 child car seat inspections were completed through this program.
The public is encouraged to visit and talk to the employees and Administrator at our Stratton Road facility. Please feel free to contact Jim Finger, Chief Executive Administrator, or your Representative, if you have any questions concerning the service.
We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to serving you in the future. The Board of Directors, Administration and employees of Regional Ambulance Service, Inc. will continue working to provide the highest quality of emergency ambulance care at the lowest possible cost to all of the citizens we serve.
Paul Kulig, President
Sam Gorruso, Vice President