Regional Ambulance Service, Inc.
Annual Report

                      2016 REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT

 



33rd  

ANNUAL REPORT

(Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016)

33 Years of Service 1983 - 2016

To the Honorable Citizens of Coverage Area:

We are pleased to present our 33rd annual report to the Citizens we serve.  Regional Ambulance Service, Inc. has continually provided emergency and non-emergency ambulance service for thirty-two years.  From 1983 to the end of this fiscal year, Regional has responded to 193,915 ambulance calls. This past year, ending June 30, 2016, the service responded to a total of 8,975 ambulance calls in our 12 communities and an additional 230 “Medic One” paramedic intercept calls. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to serving the public.

We congratulate Walter Ducharme, AEMT 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 32 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 put into service to replace older ambulances each having more than 100,000 miles of service.  

Our motto “Serving People First with Pride, Proficiency and Professionalism” is demonstrated by our employee’s 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.

This year RAS Critical Care Paramedics have had advanced training to deploy the use of ventilator and additional skills. These new equipment and skills will be in use early next year.

Monthly C.P.R. classes are taught at Regional Ambulance. Last year, through the R.A.S. Training Center, 1,817 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 186 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.

Sincerely,    Paul Kulig, President                                Sam Gorruso, Vice President

R.A.S. Board of Directors                                                      

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