Acadian Ambulance Service
From Humble Beginnings
Acadian Ambulance Service was founded in response to a sudden crisis: communities around the country found themselves without emergency medical transportation when new federal regulations caused funeral homes to discontinue using their hearses for emergency transport.
We began Louisiana operations on September 1, 1971, with three young cofounders, two ambulances and eight medics covering 279 square miles of Lafayette Parish.
We have steadily added parishes and states to our service area over the years, addressing challenges along the way. Our fleet currently contains more than 600 ground ambulances, helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.