Maricopa Ambulance to begin responding to all 9-1-1 calls in March 2019
The Glendale City Council voted to select Maricopa Ambulance as its ambulance service partner during its regularly scheduled meeting on February 12 following a competitive bid process. Pending final negotiations, the two-year contract will begin in mid-March 2019.
“We look forward to our partnership with Maricopa Ambulance. We always strive to deliver the best possible customer service, and this will enhance our prehospital continuum,” said Glendale Fire Chief Terry Garrison. “Maricopa Ambulance has experienced local leadership that exhibit the spirit of teamwork necessary to serve the City of Glendale.”
As part of the ambulance service agreement, Maricopa Ambulance will provide 13 new American-made Ford ambulances to the Glendale EMS system, as well as a quick response vehicle for Glendale system supervisors equipped with advanced life support equipment. Maricopa Ambulance vehicles feature national-award-winning advanced safety systems, including lane departure/collision avoidance technology, safe driving performance monitoring and technology that communicates with traffic lights to clear traffic.
“The City of Glendale conducted a thorough, competitive bid process, and we were honored to be selected as the best ambulance solution for the community,” said Maricopa Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “We will work with City of Glendale, the Glendale Fire Department, the Phoenix Fire Department Regional Dispatch Center and other partners in the medical community and law enforcement to further develop our plans based on data in the community and provide the best emergency service possible for the community.”
The Glendale leadership team at Maricopa Ambulance are experienced local EMS professionals. Glendale EMS Director Adam Stockton has more than a decade of experience in EMS in the Valley, including instrumental leadership in the startup of the Scottsdale 9-1-1 system with Maricopa Ambulance earlier this year and serving as the lead paramedic at the Abrazo West Level One Trauma Center. Stockton will manage day-to-day operations of the Glendale EMS system with assistance from paramedic supervisors.
With the numerous special events held in the City of Glendale, Maricopa Ambulance will support the Glendale Fire Department in their emergency coverage. Maricopa Ambulance’s leadership team has experience providing ambulance coverage to large-scale events in Arizona and to sporting event and performance venues through the country as part of its national network.
Maricopa Ambulance is now accepting applications for the more than 50 EMTs and paramedics that will serve the City of Glendale EMS system. Maricopa Ambulance will work with the Glendale Fire Department to transition qualified EMTs and paramedics currently working in the Glendale EMS system and in good-standing. To fill out an application, visit www.maricopaambulance.com.
Maricopa Ambulance began operations in Maricopa County in October 2016 after receiving its certificate of necessity (CON) from the Arizona Department of Health. The issuance of the CON allowed for a new choice in medical transport in Maricopa County, which was previously served by only one provider for a majority of the county. Today, Maricopa Ambulance operates more than 30 ambulances in the Valley and will be adding additional units in the coming months to serve new facility contracts and 9-1-1 contracts, including the Glendale community. Maricopa Ambulance currently provides 9-1-1 response to the City of Scottsdale, backup 9-1-1 response to the City of Surprise and will begin providing 9-1-1 response to the City of Goodyear later this month.
Maricopa Ambulance is recognized as a Premier EMS Agency by the Arizona Department of Health Services and is a member of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, the Arizona Health Care Association and the Arizona Ambulance Association. For more information, visit www.maricopaambulance.com.
Maricopa Ambulance is a member of the Priority Ambulance national family of companies. For more information, visit www.priorityambulance.com.