Last year the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors were very excited to present the William Patton Award to Lynn Weber. Some of Lynn’s attributes mentioned at our November luncheon were he is methodical, a perfectionist, always well liked, stands behind his staff, professional, well versed, prepared, community minded, very giving, always has time for anyone, a talented business and people manager and loving and loyal to family. He always does all this with a smile and genuine love for everyone.
Clinton Area Ambulance Service was formed in 1973 to fill a void left by a local funeral home which could no longer provide ambulance service due to more stringent state EMS legislation. Volunteers educated themselves to become licensed EMT’s and volunteers built and maintained the present day ambulance garage. Clinton Area Ambulance Service participated in pilot studies by the state regarding Pulse Oximetry and Combitube placement on Basic Life Support Ambulances. In the mid 90’s the Ambulance Board approved the addition of an ECHO Unit, a non-transport Paramedic unit, to the Service in order to begin to provide Advanced Life Support to our community. In 2002, we became an Advanced Life Support Ambulance (ALS) Service while continuing to utilize our ECHO unit for rendezvous with neighboring Basic Life Support services. In 2004 we transformed the second BLS unit to ALS. The third ambulance (ALS/BLS) is maintained as a backup/extra rig. In 2005 the name was changed to Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority. This was done during a restructuring of the Articles of Incorporation. In December 2005, the Authority started hiring full time paramedics and EMT’s. In 2015 CAASA pursued and was awarded one of 12 pilot studies for Community Paramedicine in Michigan.
THE DIRECTOR'S CORNER
The mission of Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority is to improve the pre-hospital health status of the people in and around Clinton County by providing quality, compassionate, and cost effective health services that are accessible to al
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