CAAS Newsletter – Winter 2018

Recent CAAS Accreditations

In October, the CAAS Panel of Commissioners granted new CAAS accreditation to two agencies:
  • Elite EMS, LLC (Grand Blanc, MI)
  • Regional Paramedical Services (Jasper, AL)
Additionally, the following six agencies were granted re-accreditation:
  • Community Ambulance (Henderson, NV)
  • First Responder EMS (Chico, CA)
  • Medic 1 Ambulance (Benton Harbor, MI)
  • Rapid Response EMS (Romulus, MI)
  • Sunrise Fire-Rescue Department (Sunrise, FL)
  • Vital Link, Inc. (Batesville, AR)
In December, the CAAS Panel of Commissioners granted new CAAS accreditation to one agency:
  • Gold Cross Ambulance (Rochester, MN)
Additionally, the following ten agencies were granted re-accreditation:
  • American Medical Response (Napa, CA)
  • American Medical Response (Santa Rosa, CA)
  • American Medical Response (W. Sacramento, CA)
  • Beech Grove Fire Department (Beech Grove, IN)
  • LifeNet, Inc. (Texarkana, TX)
  • MedStar Mobile Healthcare (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Nature Coast EMS (Lecanto, FL)
  • New Castle County EMS (New Castle, DE)
  • Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • United Ambulance Service (Lewiston, ME)
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.

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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

Photo_of_Doctor.jpgCAAS 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.

Upcoming Events

Here are the EMS events that CAAS plans to attend in 2019.
NAEMSP Annual Meeting
January 9-12
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, TX
AAA Midwest EMS Expo
April 25-26
DoubleTree Bloomington-Minneapolis South
Bloomington, MN
EMSAAC Conference
April 30 – May 1
Tenaya Lodge
Yosemite National Park, CA
May 13 – 16
Marriott Downtown
Salt Lake City, UT
Fire-Rescue Med
June 3 – 7
M Resort
Henderson, NV
Pinnacle EMS Leadership Conference
July 23 – 26
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
Orlando, FL
EMS World Expo
October 14 – 18
New Orleans Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
AAA Annual Conference and Trade Show
November 4 – 6
Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, TN