May 3, 2017
The Carencro Business Association hosted a ribbon cutting with Acadian Ambulance management and EMS staff to celebrate the company moving back into Carencro and into a bigger station. Leaders from the Carencro business community were in attendance, braving the impending rainstorm to express their support of Acadian Ambulance and gratitude for the new station. Following the ribbon cutting, Father Mark Ledoux, pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church, gave a blessing of the station.
Operations at the new station, located across from the public library, commenced on April 12, 2017. Acadian is leasing the building from Kent and Margaret Rozas, who are known in the community for their longtime physical therapy practice.
Prior to the move, Acadian Ambulance stationed their Carencro ambulance units at the National EMS Academy training facility on North University. The new station will house two ambulance units and 10 medics for continuous service to the residents of Carencro and the immediate surrounding areas.
Acadian Ambulance President Jerry Romero said, “This company is founded on community, and we know our presence gives residents peace of mind. For this reason, we are happy to be back in Carencro city limits, where we can be closer to the people of this city when they need us.”
“We have served the Carencro community for many years, and we are happy to have moved our station to a more central location. We will have quicker access to Carencro’s main roads,” said Adam Olivier, operations supervisor.
Rozas recalled how Acadian has impacted him personally, “While I was inspecting the building one day with Adam, we discovered a leak from the hot water heater. I grabbed what was supposed to be the cold line, but it burned my hand. Adam immediately applied a chemically activated ice pack to my hand. To me, this is what Acadian Ambulance means to the community – instant response.”
Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, offering emergency and non-emergency transportation to areas in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.