Acadian Ambulance Service

From Very Humble Beginnings


We began our operations in Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1971, 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.

47 Years and Counting

Technology, Superior Service and Innovation


More than four decades and six divisions later, Acadian Companies has grown to have more than 4,000 employees, ranging from nationally registered EMTs and pilots to health and safety professionals and support staff.

Our fleet contains more than 550 ground ambulances, helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes. We provide emergency and non-emergency transports, van/bus transports, and have stations in 75 parishes and counties spanning Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Since our inception, Acadian Ambulance 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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