San Diego’s new ambulance service company said it had met key hiring criteria for emergency medical technicians and would be ready to begin operations on November 27.
Falck is replacing long-time supplier American Medical Response on a five-year contract. The international company based in Denmark and headquartered in the United States in Orange County employs 27,000 people in 30 countries.
The company said that despite the shortage of paramedics and paramedics amid the pandemic, it has hired more than 390 skilled professionals and held a number of managerial and administrative positions.
“Falck continues to make significant progress in recruiting and training the new San Diego Emergency Medical Services workforce,” said Troy Hagen, Commercial Director of Falck USA. “We are ready to honor the commitments we have made to the community and eager to provide excellent service to the city of San Diego. “
The company said that in addition to meeting its hiring targets, it got 33 new ambulances, doubling the fleet used in San Diego.
After signing the contract in June, Falck moved its headquarters to Kearny Mesa and began renting and acquiring the necessary equipment.
“Falck has a 115-year heritage of providing high-end emergency medical services to communities around the world,” Hagen said. “I am proud of what our team has accomplished and the investments we have made in San Diego that go well beyond our contractual obligations. “