2019 REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT
(Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019)
36 Years of Service 1983 - 2019
To the Honorable Citizens of we serve:
We are pleased to present our 36th annual report to the Citizens we serve. Regional Ambulance Service, Inc. has continually provided emergency and non-emergency ambulance service for thirty-six years. From 1983 to the end of the fiscal year, Regional has responded to 221,426 ambulance calls. This past year, ending June 30, 2019, the service responded to a total of 9,057 ambulance calls in our 12 communities and an additional 242 “Medic One” paramedic intercept calls. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to continuing to serve the public.
We congratulate Robert “Bob” Walters, Paramedic, for being honored as our “Star of Life” at the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life celebration in our nation’s capital in 2019.
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 35 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, two new ambulances were placed into service to replace two older ambulances each with more than 100,000 miles of service. A state of the art ventilator was purchased for our critical care transports.
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, Bloodborn Pathogens and a variety of continuing education programs. Our professional staff is extremely capable and dedicated.
Regional Ambulance continues to focus on training for all levels to include specialized Critical Care Paramedic training to expand our 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, 2,146 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 173 child car seat inspections this past year.
The public is encouraged 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.
Sincerely, Paul Kulig, President Sam Gorruso, Vice President
R.A.S. Board of Directors R.A.S. Board of Directors