Acadian Ambulance Service

From Very Humble Beginnings


We began our operation in 1971 — a time of crisis in Lafayette, Louisiana — as the departure of funeral homes from the ambulance transportation field brought on a nationwide emergency due to new federal regulations.

In the midst of that crisis, Acadian Ambulance was established and trained the first emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in the state of Louisiana. Our two ambulances and eight employees served the 279 square miles of Lafayette Parish.

46 Years and Counting

Technology, Superior Service and Innovation


More than four decades and six subsidiaries later, Acadian has grown to have more 4,000 employees, ranging from nationally registered EMTs and pilots to health and safety professional and support staff. Our fleet contains than 500 ground ambulances, helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes. We provide emergency and non-emergency transports, van/bus transports, and have stations in 72 parishes/counties spanning Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.

Since its inception, Acadian has been recognized as one of the nation’s best emergency medical services in the industry. Our incorporation of the latest and greatest technology, superior service and innovation in the medical field has earned us honors and led to our tremendous growth.

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