During EMS Week, AMR reflects on COVID-19 response
AMR steps up to assist with patient care, COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts

After a long year of hardships caused by COVID-19, Ventura County is finally starting to gain the upper hand in the pandemic. And during EMS Week, American Medical Response (AMR), America’s leading provider of ground medical transportation services, is thanking its team for all they did to help keep the community safe and healthy.

Since May 2020, AMR and its subsidiary, Gold Coast Ambulance, have contributed more than 36,300 hours to transporting COVID-19 patients, assisting with COVID-19 testing and helping provide vaccinations. During this time, AMR administered a total of 594,064 COVID-19 tests. In addition, as a whole, Ventura County has administered more than 766,480 vaccines — an accomplishment AMR’s support helped to make possible.

“The health of our community is our top priority, and throughout the pandemic, we have committed to doing everything in our power to help Ventura County fight back against COVID-19,” said Jeremey Shumaker, Regional Director for AMR parent company, Global Medical Response. “Overcoming the pandemic requires teamwork, and as local efforts continue, we will be there to provide support in every way we can.”

EMS Week recognizes the lifesaving contributions of emergency medical services personnel. In celebration of its team, AMR is providing lunches and snacks each day this week for its employees throughout the county. In addition, the company provided personalized thank you gifts to recognize the outstanding efforts made over the past year and beyond.

AMR has served the Ventura County community for more than 50 years, providing emergency and non-emergency medical transport services. AMR Ventura County employs approximately 200 paramedics and EMTs and handles an average of 64,000 calls each year. In addition, in the past five years, AMR has trained more than 40,000 Ventura County residents in hands-only CPR.

About American Medical Response (AMR)
American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR also provides fire services through Rural Metro Fire Department, www.ruralmetrofire.com. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow American Medical Response on Facebook @AMR_Social on Twitter and Instagram.

AMR is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services, and managed medical transportation organization. With more than 38,000 employees, GMR delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.