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Rural Metro EMT's Honored at Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast

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Rural/Metro's Joel Schaffner and Victor Hoffer from Rural Metro Honored at Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast, held at the Salem Conference Center on September 11, 2014.   Their efforts helped save a woman who experienced a cardiac incident.  Read more and see the video here.

 

 

 

Pablo Nowell EMT Selected as Statesman Journal Young Professional

pablonowellSalem, OR (January 25, 2014).  The Salem Statesman Journal selected Rural/Metro's Pablo Nowell, EMT as its Young Professional.  The article ran in the Inside Business Section of the January 25, 2014 edition.

The article highlights and interview are below:

What I do at work: I am an EMT-Basic with Rural/Metro Ambulance. I provide pre-hospital emergency medical care in accordance with Oregon scope of practice for EMT-Basics and in accordance with local protocols and procedures. My responsibilities include assisting my paramedic partner with procedures to make sure the patient is transported safely while maintaining or improving medical stability and document, document, document because our reports are legal documents that can be subpoenaed and used in a court of law. Finally, it is my responsibility to be able to communicate adequately and maintain good rapport with other emergency service agencies, hospital personnel and others.

What I do with my time: I spend a lot of my time studying as I am currently completing pre-requisite courses for graduate school. I love to learn, play guitar, get lost in Wikipedia, but most of all I love making memories with family and friends.

Why I work and live in the Mid-Valley: My wife grew up here in the Mid-Valley and after graduating from Biola University and living in Apple Valley, Calif., we decided to give Salem a try. After living here for a little over a year I have learned to appreciate the Mid-Valley as it has a lot to offer and it is not a super busy market. Working in the Mid-Valley provides one with the opportunity to build strong networks while not having to be in a “big city.”

What’s my favorite Salem secret: Why would I tell? It’s a secret! But I will provide three clues: 1. It’s related to coffee. 2. Starts with “Toadally” 3. Ends with “Joe Cafe.”

Mid-Valley leader I’d love to have lunch with: Norm Gruber, president and Chief Executive Officer of Salem Health.

What’s something people wouldn’t guess about me: I was the drum major of my high school marching band. Yes, I was the leader of the band geeks. And I am still proud of it!

Salem Area Young Professionals is focused on showcasing Salem as a choice destination for young professionals while establishing Salem’s next generation of business and community leaders.

Rural Metro Earns Ambulance Accreditation with 100% Rating

caasSALEM, OR (July 8, 2013). The Salem, Oregon Division of Rural/Metro Ambulance announced it has been recertified by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), receiving a rating of 100%.

Division General Manager Mike Andrews, EMT-P, stated, “Rural/Metro stands tall among its peers in the competitive ambulance industry with this recognition and is proud of our collective determination to deliver excellent patient care at every level of the process. Oregon General Manager, Aaron Monnig, is to be commended for leading his team to the highest level of mobile medical service in our community.”

CAAS accreditation signifies that a patient’s medical transportation provider has met the "gold standard," as determined by this prestigious ambulance association, to be not only compliant but outstanding in every way. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation.  The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization and patient.

While all ambulance systems, including private, public, fire department and hospital-based, are eligible for the three-year accreditation, currently only about 1% of all national ambulance service units are CAAS accredited. The CAAS certification further insures the highest compliance with ambulance standards in providing rapid paramedic response with secure and safe ambulance transport.

For more information visit www.ruralmetrooregon.com or call 503-315-2260.

Rural Metro Earns Accreditation

Eugene CAAS Oct 30 2013 640x480 2     EUGENE/SPRINFIELD, OR (Nov. 11, 2014) The Eugene/Springfield, Oregon Division of Rural/Metro(R) Ambulance announced it has been certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), receiving the highest rating possible. Rural/Metro is the only ambulance service in Lane County to have earned this accreditation. Since 2009, Rural/Metro has provided non-emergency interfacility transports to the cities of Eugene and Springfield, in partnership with Eugene Fire Department and Springfield Fire and Life Safety.     

     Aaron Monnig, EMT-P, the General Manager of the Oregon Marketplace said, "Credit for earning this accreditation is shared by everyone at Rural/Metro, especially the combined Eugene/Springfield crews. They are to be commended for their outstanding service."     

     Division General Manager Mike Andrews, EMT-P, stated, "Rural/Metro stands tall among its peers in the competitive ambulance industry with this recognition and is proud of our collective determination to deliver excellent patient care at every level of the process. Oregon General Manager, Aaron Monnig, is to be commended for leading his team to the highest level of mobile medical service in our community." 

     CAAS accreditation signifies that a patient's medical transportation provider has met the "gold standard," as determined by this prestigious ambulance association, to be not only compliant but outstanding in every way. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization and patient. The CAAS Panel of Commissioners on Accreditation of Ambulance Services extended the recognition to Eugene/Springfield after reviews were completed and awarded to the Salem operation last summer. While all ambulance systems, including private, public, fire department and hospital-based, are eligible for the three-year accreditation, currently only about 1% of all national ambulance service units are CAAS accredited. The CAAS certification further insures the highest compliance with ambulance standards in providing rapid paramedic response with secure and safe ambulance transport.

Rural/Metro® Ambulance Earns EarthWISE Certification from Marion County

IMG 5694Salem, OR (May 24, 2013) Aaron Monnig, BA, EMT-P, Market General Manager of Salem’s Rural/Metro® Ambulance is pleased to announce that their organization has been designated EarthWise Certified by Marion County. 

Monnig said, “Along with our commitment to the health and safety of Salem citizens, Rural/Metro is proud to lead our industry with a commitment to sustainability. Rural/Metro’s employees care about the place they live and work and we will continue to work to improve our environmentally friendly practices.” 
 
To become EarthWISE certified, Rural/Metro was required to meet certain criteria in the area of recycling, waste reduction and prevention, environmentally preferable purchasing, energy efficiency and conservation, water pollution prevention and outreach and education.  They also completed an assessment, interview and inspection from Alan Pennington, Waste Reduction Coordinator at Marion County Public Works-Environmental Services Department.
 
Pennington said, “Rural/Metro's efforts to become EarthWISE certified sends a strong message that this company cares not only about its clients, but that they are resource conscious and concerned about employee health and the environment as well.”
 
Rural/Metro already had a sustainable purchasing policy and strong on-site recycling program that recycles or properly disposes of all used office and medical-related items as well as motor oil and waste water for its ambulance fleet.    The company has bike parking and showers for employees, uses environmentally friendly cleaning products and office supplies.