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At the end of 2020, the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) will be replacing its legal representative to the CAAS Panel of Commissioners. Matthew R. Streger, Esq. of Keavney & Streger, LLC has served expertly in this position for the past six years. If you know of anyone…

CAAS Seeks Applicants for Legal Representative on Panel of Commissioners



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


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



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