Hall Ambulance Founder and President, Harvey L. Hall, on behalf of his employees and all of the good work done by them year in and year out, is proud to announce that Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. has been selected as the 2013 Real Hero Community Partner by the Kern Chapter of the American Red Cross. Hall Ambulance employees do more than save lives. They volunteer at numerous events in the community throughout the year, including the Relay for Life, the Veterans Stand-down, the Senior Olympics, Christmas parade and the Battle of the Badges. Employees also fulfill the Christmas wishes of 40 seniors every year as well as conducting free screenings at senior centers. In addition Hall Ambulance workers coordinate a Christmas party for kids at the Lamont Sheriff’s Activities League Center and donate to the Toys for Tots program.
Hall Critical Care Becomes The Eighth California Service To Receive Prestigious Recognition
On April 6, 2013 The Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) approved the application for accreditation for Hall Critical Care Transport (CCT). The Commission believes that the two highest priorities of an air or ground medical transport service are patient care and safety of the transport environment.
Hall Critical Care Transport becomes the eighth medical transportation provider in California to receive this internationally recognized accreditation.
The accreditation comes after a three part review process of the Hall Critical Care Transport operation, including:
- an intense self-inspection according to CAMTS guidelines
- a thorough review of the application by the CAMTS staff
- an onsite evaluation consisting of CAMTS evaluators spending several days going over every aspect of the Hall CCT operation
The 21 members of the CAMTS Board of Directors then took action to approve the application for accreditation. Some of the items reviewed during the process included capabilities and resources of the service, communications, safety, training, community outreach, mission types, and maintenance.
Hall Critical Care Transport Founder & President, Harvey L. Hall, said “This accreditation validates the work everyone does every day to make Hall CCT a premier provider of medical transportation services.” Hall CCT provides ground and air critical care transport services, and is an integral part of the Hall Ambulance Service family. Hall Ambulance Service Inc. has been serving the medical transportation needs of Kern County residents since 1971.
Hall Ambulance President and Founder Harvey L. Hall just returned from Queretaro Mexico where Hall Ambulance employees assisted with training the Paramedics from the Queretaro Fire Department on some of the latest life saving techniques.
Queretaro is a sister city to Bakersfield and this is the third training mission as part of that relationship.
Accompanying Hall on the Trip were Training Coordinator Brent Burton and Public Relations Representative Dave Taylor.
The condensed training included elements of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Prehospital Trauma Life Support.
During a ceremony on Friday December 14, Hall, who serving his third term as the Mayor of Bakersfield, dedicated two ambulances he donated to the Queretaro Fire Department.
During the visit the Queretaro, Burton witnessed the firefighters put their new skills and equipment to good use, running a cardiac arrest with return of spontaneous circulation and a major vehicle crash with multiple trauma victims.
The City of Bakersfield Fire Department was also part of the contingent that made the trip. Bakersfield firefighters made the trip to assist with training Queretaro firefighters on using more than 150 self contained breathing apparatus that were donated by the City of Bakersfield.
Hall Ambulance has opened recruitment for entry level employment as an EMT trainee. The Hall Ambulance EMT Academy allows someone to start a career at Hall Ambulance with no prior training in EMS. This is not a training program. This is a full time job with all of the necessary training provided during the first 12 weeks of employment.
Hall Ambulance Service Founder and President, Harvey L. Hall, announced this morning the promotion of three paramedics to key leadership positions within the company. Those being promoted are Bradley McOwen, Larry Mundschau, and David Konieczny.
Prior to beginning his employment with Hall Ambulance Service, David Konieczny worked as a paramedic atJohnsHopkinsHospitalinMaryland, where he was an integral part of the Lifeline Critical Care Transport Team. Since coming to Hall in 2007, Konieczny has served in numerous roles, most recently as one of the company’s East Kern County Field Supervisors. In his off duty time, he is involved with the Williams Syndrome Foundation. David Konieczny is the newest member of the company’s management team, serving as Assistant Manager of the Ambulance Division. His primary focus will be quality of service and customer satisfaction.
Beginning his career in Emergency Medical Services in 2003; Bradley McOwen served as a firefighter-paramedic inBristol,Indianabefore coming to Hall Ambulance in 2009. While at Hall, McOwen has worked as a paramedic, and relief field supervisor. In his off duty time, McOwen is active with his church where he serves on the worship team. Bradley McOwen will serve as the ‘C’ Shift Field Supervisor forEastKernCounty.
Before embarking on his career in Emergency Medical Services, Larry Mundschau served 11 years in the US Army as a Military Police Officer and Criminal Investigator; and spent several years thereafter in the automotive industry. Coming to Hall Ambulance in 2007, Mundschau first entered the company’s Emergency Medical Technician Academy, followed shortly thereafter with paramedic school. He has served Hall in numerous capacities, including Paramedic Preceptor and Relief Field Supervisor. Mundschau is very involved with his church, and has participated in a number of mission trips toHonduras. Larry Mundschau will serve as a Field Supervisor, assigned to Metro Bakersfield.
Hall Ambulance has opened recruitment for Full Time Emergency Medical Technician and Full Time Paramedics.
Recruitment will remain open until positions are filled.
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Hall Ambulance Service Paramedic Brent Burton and EMT Dave Taylor spent May 23rd at the State Capitol as part of a California Ambulance Association contingent that helped train hundreds of state workers and visitors “HANDS ONLY” CPR.
The EMS Week 2012 event was cosponsored by the California Ambulance Association, American Medical Response, Sac Metro Fire and the State Emergency Medical Services Authority.
Burton, the Training Coordinator for Hall, and Taylor, the Marketing Representative, visited several legislator’s offices and conducted 30 minute training sessions for legislators and their staff. In addition to the legislative visits Burton and Taylor assisted with training large groups on the State Capitol lawn.
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On Wednesday May 16th, Harvey L. Hall was accompanied by his wife Lavonne, more than 30 employees and more than 30 residents of Lamont as he opened the new Lamont ambulance station.
Hall Ambulance has served the Lamont community since 1974.
The new station sits on the same ground as the previous station which was a rental property owned by Mel Houston. Mr. Hall acquired the property last year. The Houston family was present at the opening and Mr. Hall encapsulated a small piece of the old building to honor his relationship with the Houston family.
Among the many in attendance were all of the EMTs and Paramedics that will enjoy the new facility which is full of state of the art amenities. The station was built to allow for growth and the addition of another crew.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall were joined by members of the Lamont Chamber of Commerce, local politicians and public safety officials and employees for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
On June 7th, Hall Ambulance will partner with Mercy & Memorial Hospitals, the Kern County EMS Agency, KGET TV, and KUZZ Radio; sponsoring Kern’s first ‘Sidewalk CPR Day’. From 5am until 1pm, we will be teaching a five minute Hands Only, One Rescuer, CPR Class. The event will be held in downtown Bakersfield at 22nd & ‘L’ Streets. There is no charge to participate, and the only investment in saving a life is five minutes of your time. Please help us get out the word on this important event.
Four Hall Ambulance employees will be honored by the Kern County EMS Division at a meeting of the Kern County Board of Supervisors on May 22nd at 0900.
The awards are part of the County’s annual recognition program during National EMS Week. Nominations were taken from all EMS providers in Kern County.
EMT of the Year- Peter Martinez
Dispatcher of the Year- Alex Jones
Emergency Care Nurse of the Year- Kerry Monk
Ed Smith- Lifetime Achievement Award