Yearly Archives: 2020


During the summer CAAS begin researching options for safe, secure virtual review technology and developed a set of guidelines for both reviewers and agency personnel to help guide them through the virtual review process. These guidelines and resources are being updated almost weekly as we proceed, as we learn something…

Remote Site Reviews Currently Underway


As you are all aware, back in March the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services implemented a travel restriction for all staff and site reviewers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  At that time, all scheduled CAAS site visits were postponed for a 60-day period with a review of…

COVID-19 Pandemic Update


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) is pleased to announce the continuation of its accreditation grant program. As part of an effort to make accreditation more accessible and affordable to qualified agencies, CAAS offers limited grant funding toward the accreditation application fees. CAAS will continue…

CAAS Opens Grant Program for 2020




We have had many inquiries with regard to the protocols involved in the decontamination of emergency vehicles exposed to the COVID-19 virus. While we note that there is valuable information available from the CDC, EPA, OSHA and other authorities on the topic, there is also some questionable/unproven information being circulated.…

COVID-19 Ambulance Decontamination Information


Important Announcement Out of an abundance of caution concerning the health and safety needs of staff, site reviewers and healthcare agencies who are responding to the evolving COVID-19 issue, The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services Board of Directors has implemented a travel restriction for all staff and site reviewers.…

CAAS Announces Temporary Travel Restriction