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Welcome to CAAS

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's medical transportation system.

CAAS Value of Accrediation Overview (Click to Download)CAAS is an independent Commission that established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry.

CAAS accreditation signifies that your service has met the "gold standard" determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation.  The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization. 

The process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent external review of the EMS organization. This independent process provides verification to your Board of Directors, city council, medical community and others that quality care is provided to the community.

All ambulance systems are eligible for the three-year accreditation including private, public, fire department and hospital-based.


Quick Paths to Understanding CAAS


CAAS Accredited Agencies Are Everywhere

With more than 160 CAAS accredited agencies across North America, chances are you will find one near you.
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How to contact CAAS

Have a question or want to contact a CAAS staff member?
To find the answer to your CAAS related question, first try the CAAS FAQ area.
If you need to ask a question, then use: Ask CAAS (online support system)
To talk directly with a CAAS Accreditation support specialist, try the CAAS Helpline, call: 1-877-457-CAAS (2227).

To reach the CAAS Headquarters by phone, call 847-657-6828. To send CAAS a fax: 847-657-6825

Send mail to:
1926 Waukegan Road, Suite 300
Glenview, Illinois 60025-1770

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