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Advanced Life Systems offers a wide variety of ambulance transport services to meet the needs of our community. This is done through strategically placed stations within Yakima city limits. Each station has a fully equipped advanced life support (ALS) ambulance, staffed with a paramedic and an emergency medical technician basic or intermediate.
Advanced Life Systems is a primary 911 responder for Yakima County. Every year we respond to thousands of emergency calls for service through the Yakima County 911 system. The majority of our responses occur within Yakima city limits; however we also provide emergent response to Gleed, Naches, Naches Heights, Tieton, Cowiche, Selah, Moxee, Terrace Heights, West Valley, East Valley, Nile, Union Gap, and Highland on a regular basis. We occasionally also respond to the Lower Valley for 911 service depending on the location of the call, and location of the nearest ambulance. Fully stocked Advanced Life Support ambulances equipped with the latest technology and highly trained emergency responders are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to meet the needs of our community. We strive to always provide rapid response times and compassionate advanced care to our patients when they need us the most.
When an ambulance is needed for transport to the hospital or another specialized care facility, ALS is available at all hours of the day and night. Either by appointment or even just a quick phone call, an ambulance will be dispatched to your home, care facility, or hospital, and a crew of highly trained Paramedics and EMTs will be available at your side to ensure you have the best standard in ambulance care to your destination. These transports mainly occur for doctors appointments, dialysis treatments, chemotherapy/radiation treatments and for other specialized care where transport to the destination would be unsafe or impractical unless trained emergency personnel were at hand to ensure patient safety. To set up appointments for transport, please call (509)574-8444 and one of our friendly and compassionate dispatchers will help complete your request. If you are a nursing home, assisted care facility, hospital or doctors office representative interested in establishing a contract with Advanced Life Systems for your resident’s/patient’s transport needs, please contact our Operational Manager Treena Russell, who will be happy to assist with all your questions.
Advanced life systems supplies one of the only bariatric capable ambulances in Yakima and all of Central Washington. These specialized units are designed for the safety, comfort and dignity of our bariatric patients. The stretcher used in these units can safely and efficiently support up to 1600 pounds, which is more than most standard ambulance stretchers. Instead of lifting a patient into the ambulance, a ramp is deployed and the patient is safely loaded through a pulley system which reduces the risk of injury to our patients and personnel. This unit is used for both emergency 911 responses and scheduled interfacility responses.
Upon request, Advanced Life Systems can provide a professional ambulance standby for your event at very competitive prices. Depending on your needs, our ambulance will carry a minimum of 1-2 EMTs, or an EMT and Paramedic combination. Some events with which we have assisted in the past include high school football games, rodeos, events at the race track and other large community gatherings. For more information please call 509-574-8444 and ask for the Supervisor to schedule or consult for more information.
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Advanced Life Systems has at least one dispatcher on-duty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. These dedicated individuals are trained to take emergent and non-emergent phone calls for service, while simultaneously sending an ambulance to the scene of an emergency. While en route to an emergency, dispatchers will relay vital information to the crew regarding the type of emergency, age of the patient and the patient’s medical history. They also are vital in assisting with crew safety by alerting them when a scene is determined to be “not safe”, and having them stage until police have secured the area. Our dispatchers work closely with Yakima County Upper and Lower Valley dispatchers to ensure an ambulance is quickly and efficiently sent to the scene of an emergency.
Many of our dispatchers are also cross-trained as EMT’s and paramedics; their understanding of our crews in the field and the work they do creates a very close relationship between all the members of our team. Our dispatchers work 12-hour shifts, three to four times a week.Meet Our Dispatchers
2106 W Washington Ave #3
Yakima, WA 98903