Next month, Paramedics Plus will become the new ambulance provider for Alameda County. In anticipation, Paramedics Plus will be holding its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s local headquarters this Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 4:30 pm.
Elected officials and other members of the community will join employees and first responder crews of Paramedics Plus to celebrate the company’s grand opening at its San Leandro headquarters, where they will unveil their new fleet of 57 biodiesel ambulances, demonstrate new technologies and give a tour of their state-of-the-art facility.
** Opportunity for photos and B-roll of ambulances, life-saving devices and on site demonstrations**
Sheldon Gilbert, Alameda County Fire Chief Ron Schwartz, President of Paramedics Plus
Jeff Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Paramedics Plus- California
State Senator Ellen Corbett
Assemblymember Mary Hayashi
Nate Miley, President, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Stephen Cassidy, Mayor, City of San Leandro
Hank Sullivan, Chairman of the Board, San Leandro Chamber of Commerce
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Event of Paramedics Plus new headquarters, followed by tour and demonstration.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Program starts at 4:30 p.m. (Press are welcome to arrive earlier for demonstrations. Contact Lindsay Martin for availability)
WHERE: 575 Marina Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Recently Alameda Countyawarded a five-year contract to a seasoned paramedic company, Paramedics Plus. On November 1, 2011, Paramedics Plus will become the new ambulance provider in Alameda County. Paramedics Plus is highly qualified, having served 911 systems in Pinellas County Florida, Tulsa/Oklahoma City, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. A majority of the 375 full-time and part-time employees staffing Alameda County ambulances will be former employees of American Medical Response, the paramedics company currently serving Alameda County.
Paramedics Plus has worked with Alameda County over the last 18 months to prepare to take over EMS services and ensure a smooth transition. The organization has committed resources and new technologies to improve emergency response service throughout the County. Additionally, Paramedics Plus will be capping their profits and bringing a new rate structure that will save County residents more than $20 million over the next five years.