Recent CAAS Accreditations
In October, the CAAS Panel of Commissioners granted new CAAS accreditation to two agencies:
Additionally, the following six agencies were granted re-accreditation:
In December, the CAAS Panel of Commissioners granted new CAAS accreditation to one agency:
Additionally, the following ten agencies were granted re-accreditation:
Congratulations to all our initial and re-accrediting agencies for a job well done!
CAAS Panel of Commissioners
We wish to thank Jon Howell, CEO, Huntsville EMS, Inc. (HEMSI) in Huntsville, Alabama, for his six years of invaluable service on the CAAS Panel of Commissioners.
Jon’s tenure for his two consecutive terms as the Business Representative and the last two years as Chair of the CAAS Panel of Commissioners, exemplifies his commitment to excellence, dedicated service, and outstanding leadership skills to CAAS, our agencies and the accreditation process.
We also wish to welcome Joe Penner, Executive Director, MEDIC in Charlotte, North Carolina as the new Business Representative to the CAAS Panel of Commissioners. We wish to thank Joe for his many years of exemplary service on the CAAS Board of Directors and we are excited to have his expertise on the CAAS Panel of Commissioners.
CAAS Ground Vehicle Standard Updates
TThe CAAS GVS Committee convened two meetings in November to advance the development of the CAAS GVS V2.0 document. Special thanks to the Committee members and all other interested parties that attended and contributed. The new GVS V2.0 Draft document will next be reviewed by the CAAS Board of Directors before becoming available for public comment. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!
Promote Your CAAS Accreditation Through the CAAS Website
Every month, the CAAS website receives thousands of visitors. The website is designed to illustrate the benefits of accreditation to those considering it, and to highlight agencies who have already achieved accreditation.
If you are an accredited agency, please consider sharing photos of your agency in action. We only require two things: every photo must have the CAAS logo visible somewhere in the photo and the agency needs to complete a photo release form. If you would like to share one of your photos, please visit the site’s Resource Center.
CAAS Seeks EMS Medical Directors as Site Reviewers
CAAS is currently seeking active EMS Medical Directors interested in serving as CAAS site reviewers. If you know of a physician that might be interested in becoming a site reviewer, please contact the CAAS office at 847-657-6828 for additional information and application details.
Here are the EMS events that CAAS plans to attend in 2019.
NAEMSP Annual Meeting
JW Marriott Austin
AAA Midwest EMS Expo
DoubleTree Bloomington-Minneapolis South
April 30 – May 1
Yosemite National Park, CA
May 13 – 16
Salt Lake City, UT
June 3 – 7
Pinnacle EMS Leadership Conference
July 23 – 26
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
EMS World Expo
October 14 – 18
New Orleans Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
AAA Annual Conference and Trade Show
November 4 – 6