CAAS News


The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) is pleased to announce the first public comment period on the first draft of the CAAS Accreditation Standards document version 4.0. All materially affected parties including members of the EMS community, EMS groups and associations, affiliated healthcare groups and associations, members of…

CAAS Releases First Draft of Standards Version v4.0 for Public ...


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



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



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 2019


Recent CAAS Accreditations In April, the CAAS Panel of Commissioners granted new accreditation to five agencies: Adair County Ambulance District (Kirksville, MO) American Medical Response of Maricopa (Mesa, AZ) Atlantic Ambulance Corporation (Morristown, NJ) Bryan Fire Department (Bryan, TX) Central EMS (Fayetteville, AR) In April, the CAAS Panel of Commissioners…

CAAS Newsletter – Summer 2019


Recent CAAS Accreditations In February, the CAAS Panel of Commissioners granted re-accreditation to twelve agencies: American Medical Response (Orlando, FL) American Medical Response (Portland, OR) American Medical Response (Syracuse, NY) Enloe Ambulance (Chico, CA) Lancaster EMS (Lancaster, PA) Leon County EMS (Tallahassee, FL) Life EMS Ambulance (Grand Rapids, MI) Livingston…

CAAS Newsletter – Spring 2019



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,…

CAAS Newsletter – Winter 2018