Attributes of a Successful Rural Ambulance Service

The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health convened a national group of EMS leaders to create a mechanism to assess the capacity of Ambulance Services.  The goal was to create an assessment instrument that could be used on the levels of individual ambulance services, state agencies and organizations and federal agencies. With that in mind, 18 “Attributes of a Successful Rural Ambulance Service” were identified. Two resources were developed as a result, one to assess performance and one to aid improvement.