38th ANNUAL REPORT
(Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021)
38 Years of Service 1983 - 2021
We are pleased to present our 38th annual report to the Citizens we serve. Regional Ambulance Service, Inc. has continually provided emergency and non-emergency ambulance service for thirty-eight years. From 1983 to the end of the fiscal year, Regional has responded to 240,091 ambulance calls. This past year, ending June 30, 2021, the service responded to a total of 9,722 ambulance calls in our 12 communities and an additional 216 “Medic One” paramedic intercept calls. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to continuing to serve the public.
This past year, COVID-19 has and will continue to dominate activities at R.A.S. The safety of our patients and staff remains our number one priority. We diligently follow CDC and State Guidelines. We assure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure environment for your safety. We are grateful for our dedicated employees. The R.A.S. staff have been and will be there to meet the community needs during these difficult times. This includes treatment, transport and COVID vaccination and testing.
We thank everyone from the communities we serve, our co-workers, our fellow emergency service workers and everyone in the community who have been so gracious with their support, kindness and generosity.
With the continued support of the citizens, our employees, and community governing bodies, we have successfully level funded or lowered the assessment rate for the past 37 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.
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, Best Practices in Decontamination/Disinfectant, ALS, BLS, Prehospital Advanced Trauma and Medical Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Bloodborne Pathogens and a variety of continuing education programs. Our professional staff is extremely capable and dedicated.
Monthly C.P.R. classes are taught at Regional Ambulance. Last year, through the R.A.S. American Heart Association Training Center, 1,309 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 Wednesdays at the Regional Ambulance building by appointment. We completed 80 child car seat inspections this past year.
The public is encouraged, when our facility opens back up to the public, to visit and talk to our employees 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 Samuel J. Gorruso, Vice President
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