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.
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.