(BEDFORD) – Beginning September 1, Seals Ambulance Service will be the contracted ambulance provider for St. Vincent Accession Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
The new service with Seals Ambulance Service comes after the termination of the contract with AMR ambulance service which ends August 31.
Seals Ambulance Service is based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Seals Ambulance Service was purchased by a national company Priority Ambulance headquartered in East Tennessee.
Seals provides both non-emergency and emergency service in the Indianapolis and several communities in the Greater Indianapolis area, including Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Franklin, Anderson, Greenfield, and Fortville as of 2014.
“For over 50 years, Seals Ambulance has fulfilled its mission to go above and beyond expectations in providing the best emergency medical services and generating positive, trusting relationships with the communities we serve,” said Randal Seals, President of Seals Ambulance Service.
“We are in contract with the hospital in providing ambulance service, and we are in contact with Lawrence County Officials to see if we could support the Lawrence County 9-1-1 system as well,” said Vice-President Tony Anteau.
The exact number of ambulances available to the hospital or community is unknown at this time. “We are currently in conversations with county officials to determine the number of ambulances that may be needed,” said Anteau.
Seals will also have an Advanced Life Support Ambulance available in Washington County should the need require mutual aid.
Seals will have a presence in Central Indiana, as well as Jennings and Washington Counties in Southern Indiana.