Prairie EMS, which services Fort Saskatchewan and north-eastern Alberta, will be no more.
Medavie Health Services, which owns Prairie EMS along with Guardian Ambulance, is looking to streamline the service.
They're bringing their ambulance and EMS companies together under the Medavie Health Services West banner, rebranding their assets including uniforms, vehicles and signage.
“The Medavie Health Services West brand reflects our pride in being Canada’s largest private provider in EMS services – one that is continually evolving to meet the needs of the communities we serve," said Erik Sande, president of Medavie Health Services.
While ambulances and uniforms will take on a new look, the service level in the Fort and surrounding areas will remain the same.
“The only difference our communities, patients and health care partners will notice is the new name and look as we transition to Medavie Health Services West,” said Gerry Schriemer, chief operating officer for Medavie Health Services West. “While our paramedics will now be part of a larger, regional company, they remain dedicated to their respective communities.”
Prairie EMS has a staff of 66 paramedics and operate 24 vehicles, including 16 ambulances divided between Fort Saskatchewan and seven other communities within central and northeast Alberta.