A private ambulance company that operates on private property has decided to convert to a community care ambulance service.
The company, which operates in a residential area of Tacoma, Wash., has been in business since 2012 and provides emergency medical care to a number of groups, including veterans, homeless people and people with mental illness.
The Tacoma ambulance company’s website says it has a fleet of about 50 ambulances, including two in its downtown office building and three in a nearby church.
The other ambulances operate from a trailer parked near the parking lot of the Tacoma Regional Airport, and the service has two vehicles for short trips.
One of those is an older vehicle, the other a newer, more powerful model.
The first model is a private company and has been around since 2012, but was acquired in 2014 by the Tacoma EMS Group, a subsidiary of Pacific Blue Cross.
The ambulance company, known as TriCare, says its fleet has been expanded to include about 25 new vehicles, including one new ambulance for short-term travel.
The new ambulances are equipped with a computerized system that can connect to an on-site computer and dispatch a call to a nearby police or fire station, which will then send an ambulance to the location.
The system also includes video feeds from other TriCare ambulances that can be viewed on the company’s websites, as well as its mobile app.
TriCare spokeswoman Julie Smith said the company is in talks with the Tacoma Police Department about getting additional vehicles, and has an open contract with the city.
“It’s been a really great experience working with the police and the fire department and the sheriff’s office, and we are committed to being a positive member of the community,” Smith said.
She added that TriCare is looking to add more vehicles in the future, adding that the company hopes to expand to other cities.
The city of Tacoma has said that it’s interested in adding ambulances to the city’s public safety fleet, as a public safety priority.
In addition to providing ambulance services, TriCare also provides short- and long-term care, transportation, and food, among other services, according to its website.
The ambulances will be able to drive to a designated area, pick up patients and drop them off, according the company.
The group also said it will use its fleet of ambulances for medical and trauma services and for emergency medical services such as drug and alcohol testing and drug treatment.
The service, which was founded in 2012, says it can respond to a variety of medical needs, including traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, heart problems, and cancer.
It said that its fleet currently covers about 10,000 patients, but said that capacity could increase as more patients are brought to the company for short or long-range care.
“This is a very important development,” said Dr. Brian Pomeranz, chief medical officer of Tacoma-area TriCare.
“As the state continues to evolve, this type of service is an opportunity to expand the scope of our services to meet the needs of a growing population, and to reduce health care costs,” he said.
Tacoma Mayor Rick Kriseman called the ambulance conversion a major step forward in the city and said that Tacoma has had a “unique partnership with TriCare.”
“I applaud TriCare for its commitment to making this transition as seamless as possible,” he wrote in a statement.
“Tacoma has a long and successful relationship with TriCap, and Tacomaers can rest assured that we will continue to support TriCap through the transition to a more community-based ambulance service.”