Archive for 2011

MetroAtlanta Employees Attend Mercedes Drive & Learn Event in Lafayette, LA

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance employees recently attended a Drive and Learn Event  in  Lafayette, LA.  The Event was hosted by Mercedes Benz and Acadian Companies.  The program included classroom education and driver training specifically on the Mercedes Sprinter Van.  Participants had the opportunity to take specially equipped vans through an obstacle course of twists, turns with abrupt starts and stops.  MetroAtlanta Ambulance Paramedic Leigh Dooley stated, “It was a great opportunity for us drive the vehicle hard and generally simulate what the vehicles will be expected to do on a daily basis.  The vehicles we drove were equipped with external anti-roll bars which allowed us to really maneuver the vehicle.  With the electronic safety features disengaged we could take it to its tipping point.  It was crazy and exciting at the same time.  The performance and technology built into the vehicle is phenomenal and this class really built my confidence in the stability and reliability of this new ambulance.  I’m excited our company will be replacing our fleet with these.”

Allatoona High School 5K

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance donated ALS Ambulance coverage to Cobb County Schools, Allatoona High School Booster Club as they hosted the 2011 Allatoona High School 5K Run.   Proceeds from the event benefit Allatoona High School Athletics.

Cobb County Heart Walk- American Heart Association

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance donated ALS ambulance coverage for the 2011 Cobb County Heart Walk in Marietta. Hundreds of participates crowded the streets of downtown Marietta to show their support of the American Heart Association. All proceeds from the event benefit the American Heart Association. For more information on the American Heart Association visit www.heart.org

Due West Elementary 5K

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance donated ALS Ambulance coverage to Cobb County Schools, Due West Elementary School as they hosted the 2011 Due West Elementary High School 5K Run.   Proceeds from the event benefit Due West Elementary Foundation.

Annual Cobb County Make a Wish Foundation 5K

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance donated ALS Ambulance coverage for the 11th consecutive year at the Annual Cobb County Make a Wish Foundation 5K. All proceeds from the event benefit the Make A Wish Foundation which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.    Proceed s from this event will be used to grant wishes to children in Cobb County, Georgia. For more information on the Make A Wish Foundation event visit: http://www.cobbcountyga.gov/makeawish5k

Pope High School Greyhound 5K Run

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance donated ALS Ambulance coverage to Cobb County Schools, Pope High School Booster Club as they hosted the 2011 Greyhound 5K Run.   Proceeds from the event benefit Pope High School Athletics.

Alzheimer’s Memory Walk

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance is proud to sponsor and support the Alzheimer’s Association by providing ALS Ambulance coverage top the 2011 Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. The Memory Walk is an exciting and inspirational time, filled with hope and a renewed sense of mission as people from all over the nation join together and fight Alzheimer's disease. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association visit: http://www.alz.org

Disaster Drill Prepares Responders for Quality Response

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service, along with Decatur Fire and Police Department, Agnes Scott Police Department, DeKalb EMA, and DeKalb Police Special Operation Teams, recently simulated the circumstances of a bomb threat on the campus of Agnes Scott College. The simulated drill was acted upon by the agencies to better prepare them in working together should an actual response be required. On the medical side, MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service coordinated ambulance staging and transport for the simulation while Decatur Fire provided victim extrication and triage. MetroAtlanta Ambulance's Marty Billings stated, "These exercises are a lot of work both in the planning and execution but a necessary part of all successful mitigation and rescue operations. We were pleased to be asked to work with these professionals and know the experience will better prepare us all in the event of an actual emergency".

MetroAtlanta Ambulance President & CEO Pete Quinones Recognized as the 2011 Hispanic Businessman of the Year

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

 

Pete Quinones, President & CEO of Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service was recently recognized by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the 2011 Hispanic Businessman of the Year. The award was presented at the annual GHCC Gala event on May 21, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Quinones started Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service in 2001 and has since grown his business into one of Georgia’s largest and most respected private ambulance service providers. The company is one of only 135 EMS services in the nation to receive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service Deploys Disaster Response Teams to Storm Damaged Ringgold

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

MetroAtlanta Ambulance sent several Disaster Response Teams to the city of Ringgold to provide much needed relief to the local 9-1-1 provider, Angel EMS, while their employees and their community begins the process of cleaning up the debris from an EF-4 tornado and rebuilding their community.

On the night of April 27, 2011, one of the longest running EF-4 tornados in history worked its way across Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and up through Georgia before hitting the city of Ringgold leaving in its wake a path of devastation and destruction. Over 100 homes and multiple businesses and schools were damaged or destroyed, more than 20 people were killed and more than thirty others were severely injured. The tornado cut a 48-mile path through Ringgold that was estimated to be one-half mile wide with winds between 175-190 miles per hour. Surrounding EMS agencies came to the aid of the local EMS provider immediately and for weeks afterwards as the community began to piece back their lives, their businesses and their homes. MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service sent several Disaster Response Teams to assist the local EMS provider maintain 9-1-1 coverage in the storm damaged area giving local responders time to take care of their personal affairs. MetroAtlanta’s Lt. Kati Bardo stated, “The medics here need time to take care of their families and let what has happened here sink in. We’re grateful to be here for these medics and for this community.”

MetroAtlanta Ambulance provides 9-1-1 ambulance service for Cobb County, Georgia and is one of only 135 EMS Services in the nation to receive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, signifying compliance with the EMS industries highest quality standards of care.

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