ABOUT McCORMICK AMBULANCE
The majority of management team are either EMT's or Paramedics and include active and retired Firefighters.
In 2006, McCormick Ambulance was awarded the exclusive 911 contract for 2 of the 7 Los Angeles County Emergency Operating Areas. (Zone 4 & 7).
McCormick Ambulance responds on-time to approximately 7,500 911 calls per month
McCormick Ambulance has an on-site subcontracted EMT school (CIEMT)
We perform all ambulance maintenance in-house at our own maintenance facility.
McCormick Ambulance gives back! The company's in-kind donations exceeded $800,000.00 in the last 3 years.
McCormick Ambulance generates the highest on-time performance compliance rates in Los Angeles County!
We were essentially the EMS provider for the city of New Orleans for 31 days following hurricane Katrina. this was done free of charge.
MCCORMICK AMBULANCE HISTORY
In 1962, utilizing the experience gained as Inglewood firemen and using McCormick Mortuaries as their base of operations, Robert McCormick and Russell Chidley founded McCormick Ambulance.
Their focus was to provide emergency transportation for all of Los Angeles County with special attention to the growing South Bay area where both men lived and raised their families.
In August of 1969, Daniel Freemen Hospital and Dr. Walter Graf (the pioneer of the coronary care rescue ambulance) approached McCormick Ambulance to participate in a pilot program being spearheaded by then County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. McCormick Ambulance furnished a large, customized vehicle staffed with a on-call coronary care nurse to respond to heart attacks.
On July 14 1970, Governor Ronald Reagan signed the Wedworth-Townsend Paramedic Act. McCormick Ambulance was the very first private ambulance company to have certified paramedics.
The company became part of Westmed in August 2002 and under the direction of Westmed's Chief Executive Officer, Joe Chidley, the company remains focused on the ideals and values that have kept it running strong for over five decades. McCormick Ambulance currently operates a network of strategically located stations throughout its Los Angeles County service area.
The Torrance City Council votes to award McCormick Ambulance the 911 ambulance transportation and billing service for the city.
McCormick Ambulance founder Russell Chidley inducted into the Pioneers of Paramedicine hall of fame.
Russ signs the inside of the famous "Squad 51" from the show EMERGENCY!
IN THE NEWS
McCormick EMT's Save lives.
McCormick Performance Exceeds Requirements Reflecting Substantial Improvement in Torrance.
Man dies twice and is saved by the same EMT
Clint Paulson takes a ride!
Rescue in Latigo Canyon
Post-holiday surge swamps Torrance hospital ERs with record numbers of patients
Safety Fair at Dr. Sammy Lee Medical & Health Science Magnet Elementary School
Care Harbor provides free medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved in our communities. For those who live without access to the care they need, our clinic events are a destination for help and hope. McCormick Ambulance proudly provides free medical support to this critical service.
THE FABULOUS FORUM
a world-class entertainment venue that bridges its iconic past with today's state-of-the-art technology and amenities. McCormick Ambulance proudly provides medical support to this historic venue.
The largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood! Every year on October 31st, 500,000 people take to the streets of Santa Monica Blvd. to enjoy the wild costumes and uninhibited crowds at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval.
The annual three-day Pride event is one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States and occurs annually in West Hollywood, a city that celebrates pride daily and is home to Southern California's largest gay and lesbian population.
McCormick Ambulance provides medical support to both of these huge events.
EVERY 15 MINUTES
The Every 15 Minutes program is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, their community, and many others.
McCormick Ambulance participates in this important program several times a year at no cost to the schools.