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EMS Receives CAAS Accreditation

Post Date:01/08/2020 8:14 AM
Sioux City Fire Rescue will be holding a press conference in the Sioux City Council Chambers in City Hall on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., to announce the recently awarded “Gold Standard” Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) 3-year accreditation of the EMS Division. 

Within 2 years of Sioux City Fire Rescue beginning operation of the EMS Division, Sioux City Fire Rescue has been granted accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. (CAAS)   

The accreditation process examines all aspects of ambulance operations, from administrative and finance, to community education, injury and illness prevention, safe operations, medical protocols, medical direction, interagency relations and quality of patient care. 

Ambulance agencies in Iowa are overseen by Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of EMS.  CAAS Accreditation requires services comply with more comprehensive nationally recognized standards and best practices, which have been developed by a board of representatives from the American Ambulance Association, the Emergency Nurses Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the National Association of EMS Physicians, and the National Association of State EMS Directors. 

SCFR EMS joins our brothers and sisters with Sioux City Fire Rescue, Sioux City Police Department, and Woodbury County Communications Center to make Sioux City 1 of 4 of the 19,000 plus communities in the nation to have Police, Fire, EMS and Communications accreditations.   The only other cities in the nation which hold this honor are Marietta, GA, Plano, TX and Virginia Beach VA. 

Please make plans to join us in the City Council Chambers in City Hall on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  Representatives from Sioux City Fire Rescue, Sioux City Police Department, and Woodbury County Communications Center will be available to answer any questions.  
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