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60 years of patient-focused service
Southwest Ambulance and Rural/Metro Corporation have been providing services to Arizona communities for more than 60 years. Southwest Ambulance is the largest ambulance transportation provider in Arizona with more than 1200 employees, 300 ambulances and nearly 100 ambulance stations in Maricopa, Pinal, Pima and Graham counties. Providing the communities we serve with skilled, caring and patient-focused professionals is at the heart of our vision.
Pool Pack supports Valley drowning prevention
2,695 Arizona children learned to swim in 2010 thanks to Southwest Ambulance’s Pool Pack Drowning Prevention Program. Since the inception of this program, Southwest Ambulance has donated more than $250,000 to local aquatics and parks and recreation departments to provide free or reduced cost swim lessons to Valley residents.
On-site, fully accredited Paramedic Academy
Southwest Ambulance is one of only a few private providers qualified to offer paramedic academies in Arizona. Our courses adhere to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic National Standard Curriculum.
In 2002, Southwest Ambulance was the first, and only, ambulance provider to introduce a bariatric ambulance into its fleet of vehicles. Bariatric ambulances are equipped with integrated ramps, electric winches and specially-designed gurneys to provide necessary, dignified medical care to obese patients. The success of our bariatric program has served as a model for many other providers and organizations throughout the United States.
Southwest Ambulance is proud of our relationship with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF). Our field employees belong to and are represented by the IAFF, Local I-60. The union organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents more than 298,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics, including our local fire fighter partner.
Our fleet maintenance department, located in Mesa, operates of out a 51,102 square foot complex with 24 ambulance bays and four fire truck bays. Our mechanics and repair specialists include ASE-certified master mechanics, certified brake specialists, certified engine mechanics, welders, refurbishers and fabricators. The Southwest Ambulance fleet operations team possesses the expertise necessary to attend to virtually any maintenance and repair need, ensuring a response-ready fleet at all times.
Honoring those who serve
Southwest Ambulance's Salute our Troops Unit is the biggest way we could find to say "thank you" to the men and women who serve our country. The Salute our Troops ambulance displays a unique collection of images depicting World War II, Vietnam, and A-10 "Warthog" aircraft, the Boeing AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopter, and a mix of notable, inspirational quotes.
Southwest Ambulance's mantra is, "be safe, work smart and go home safely." All field personnel are trained in Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements and field safety. Our employees know that safety on the job is their highest priority.
Oversized ambulances, state-of-art equipment
Designed to be ICUs on wheels, Southwest Critical's Mobile Intensive Care Units are telemedicine-capable, oversized ambulances with state-of-the-art equipment not available on all ambulances. Our Mobile ICUs are staffed with Critical Care trained teams that specialize in providing care to patients requiring complex assessment, high-intensity therapies and intervention, and continuous nursing vigilance.