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Albuquerque Ambulance Service

Albuquerque Ambulance

Albuquerque Ambulance Service (AAS) is the largest and busiest provider of​ emergency 9-1-1 and non-emergency medical services in New Mexico. AAS provides Advance Life Support (ALS) paramedic/EMT services to the citizens of Albuquerque, the Village of Corrales and Bernalillo County. AAS also provides mutual aid services for the surrounding counties of Valencia, Sandoval, and Santa Fe. AAS provides services to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the Albuquerque International Sunport, the Sandia and Manzano Mountains, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratory, and medical transportation throughout New Mexico.

AAS is a nonprofit ambulance service and is a division of Presbyterian Healthcare Services. AAS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).​

AAS Annual Report to the Community

911 Emergency Services

AAS provides ALS EMS in a multi-tier response with the following city and county agencies. AAS coordinates with these agencies to provide EMS and ambulance transport to surrounding hospitals:

  • Albuquerque Fire Department
  • Bernalillo County Fire Department
  • Village of Corrales Fire Department
  • Kirtland AFB Fire Department

Each ALS ambulance is equipped with a full range of ALS equipment including the Physio-Control LP-152 with 12-lead ECGs, which allows for early recognition of patients having acute myocardial infarctions (heart attack), as well as hands-free defibrillation for sudden cardiac arrest. Each ALS ambulance is also equipped with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). AAS utilizes:

  • Type I and Type II Horton Ambulances and Type III Crestline Ambulances
  • Stryker Power Hydraulic Gurneys
  • Zoll Patient Care Report (PCR)
  • Zoll CAD with real time data collection and GPS

A Critical Care Transport Team includes two Critical Care EMT Paramedics (CCEMT-P) and an emergency medical technician. The team has equipment and skills to provide:

  • Mechanical ventilation for adults and children
  • Invasive pressure monitoring (arterial lines, Swan-Ganz catheters and inter-cranial pressure monitoring)
  • Advanced medication management
  • Rapid sequence airway procedures
  • Fetal monitoring

AAS Strike Team

We have the only Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-based ambulance strike team in New Mexico. Our strike team will deploy to both man-made or natural disaster scenes. Albuquerque plays a vital role and critical component in a coordinated disaster response within our region. Our members are professional, well-trained, and well-prepared for deployment during natural and man-made disasters.

Emergency and Non-Emergency Interfacility Transports

AAS provides both ALS and intermediate life support medical transports throughout New Mexico. Transports can be from hospital to hospital, hospital to home, or hospital to care facility. AAS works closely with specialty care facilities, including nursing homes and rehab centers throughout New Mexico. To schedule a transport, contact the Communication Center at 505-761-8200.

Community Paramedic Program

AAS has a robust Community Paramedic program, working in partnership with healthcare systems and insurance providers to help reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions through proactive home visits. AAS Community Paramedics are specially-trained and provide education, assessments, and treatments aimed at helping patients manage their health at home. We work with hospice, home healthcare, and social service agencies to supplement and fill gaps in the healthcare delivery system. For more information about the Community Paramedic program, please call 505-449-5741.

AAS Events Team

Albuquerque Ambulance Service (AAS) provides emergency medical support year-round for events of all types and sizes in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The AAS Events Team consists of specially trained medical professionals who can serve your event with teams on bicycles, as single paramedic providers, or in ambulances, depending on your needs. All teams are outfitted with specialized equipment and supplies, including advanced life support equipment, and maintain direct radio contact with the AAS Communication Center in case ambulance or fire department backup is required. For more information or to schedule the Albuquerque Ambulance Service Events Team, please call 505-449-5747 or 505-350-4284.