Life EMS Ambulance

Life EMS Ambulance

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Company Information

Life EMS Ambulance is a full-service, nationally-recognized emergency services organization with headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Life E.M.S. provides compassionate, high quality ambulance service with regional support facilities and personnel covering over 4200 square miles in ten (10) Michigan Counties with areas that include the Greater Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Ottawa, Ionia, as well as Mason, Newaygo, Lake and Oceana Counties along with portions of Allegan and Van Buren Counties. Our local ownership and community-based staff of over 550 associates enhance our ability to be highly responsive to our customer’s needs.

Operationally, Life E.M.S. maintains a fleet of eighty (80) licensed and fully equipped custom built paramedic ambulances and non-transport ALS/Integrated Care Paramedic response units. These units are equipped with the latest pre-hospital care equipment available (i.e. Life Pak 15 portable heart monitor/defibrillators with cardiac pacing utilizing pre-hospital 12 lead technology for early heart attack recognition/intervention, capnography, and pulse oximetry, King i-gel airways, transport ventilators, laptop computers and GPS tracking). Deployment of our medic units is performed by our state-of-the-art paramedic and emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) staffed Control Center utilizing the latest in Computer Aided Dispatch (C.A.D.) technology and integrated, fully featured 911 secondary PSAP equipment.

Our Metro Chair/Mobility Division provides wheelchair transportation services throughout our service areas. A fleet of over fifty (50) specially equipped vans, mid-sized buses, and passenger vehicles, are utilized to safely provide access by the physically challenged as well as ambulatory patients to doctor appointments, nursing facilities, shopping, etc.

Life E.M.S. demonstrates a strong commitment to community involvement. This is evidenced by the first aid and CPR classes, high school EMT classes, and Camp 911 summer day camps, led by our staff, as well as medical support for special events such as festivals and athletic contests. Life Ambulance is a designated American Heart Association (AHA) Community Training Center. In addition, the Life E.M.S. Education Centre provides a full range of educational opportunities including state approved MFR, EMT and paramedic training.

Our philosophy at Life E.M.S. Ambulance has always been to provide the highest quality care with the lowest out-of-pocket cost. Hence, the best value for those we serve. The Life Care Plus Membership program extends this tradition by providing a way to fight rising health insurance co-payments and deductibles (the amount you pay).

Life Extra Care is a personal response system locally monitored by Life E.M.S. that helps provide a safer environment for elderly loved ones wishing to live independently.
Company Profile

Forty years ago, in an office not much larger than a walk-in closet, two Grand Rapids medics and friends, Mark Meijer and Ken Morris, launched careers in a relatively new field of emergency medicine. Those early days provided challenges typical of start-ups, but none that would become insurmountable. Today, our expert team of approximately 550 associates proudly serves a ten-county area. Rest assured, we’re equipped and trained for any emergency on land or water, whether rural, urban or suburban, with field personnel, specialty fleet and equipment at the ready. See our company profile

We also offer many non-emergency services including Wheelchair Mobility/Transportation, home safety monitoring, education and career training and community/event medical support. Each summer, our Camp 911 provides youth with complimentary, hands-on safety and prevention lessons in fun, interactive sessions.
How many internships are you providing to the program?: 1 to 2
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: No
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: By Public Transport (Bus, Wheels to Work, or Bike/ Walk), By Car
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: On Bus Line #13 (Fuller and Cedar Ave)
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: Achieving inclusion in a diverse environment by maximizing the unique strengths and talents of each associate is a hallmark principle of Life EMS Ambulance beginning with treating each other with dignity and respect. We believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face the communities we serve. Inclusion must be created in order to leverage diversity, which is accomplished in an environment where the unique individual backgrounds of our associates, patients, and community are not only supported but celebrated. As our workforce evolves to reflect the growing diversity of our communities, Life EMS will strive to understand, value, and celebrate these important differences. Diversity and inclusion encompasses a multitude of differences in people, including culture, background, experiences, beliefs, education, race, religion, language, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, generational differences, and lifestyle. Although the term diversity is often used to refer to differences based on ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation, to Life EMS, diversity encompasses an infinite range of individuals’ unique characteristics and experiences. Life EMS strives to be a leader in promoting workplace diversity and inclusion