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Posted on: April 1, 2021

SSFD Earns Reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

Siloam Springs Fire Department ambulance

The City of Siloam Springs Fire Department has earned reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence. The Siloam Springs Fire Department (SSFD) is one of over 180 ambulance services in the country to successfully complete the voluntary review process which included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services (EMS). With this achievement, SSFD becomes one of seven agencies to be accredited in the state of Arkansas. 

 

“We are pleased to earn a reaccreditation as we improve and refine our services to the Siloam Springs community”, said Fire Chief Jeremey Criner. “Our priorities continue to focus on excellent customer service through training, compassion, and continued education. This reaccreditation is a direct reflection of the exemplary staff of the Siloam Springs Fire Department.” 

 

The Siloam Springs Fire Department originally earned accreditation from the Commission in 2017. Additionally, the Siloam Springs Fire Department is one of only three municipalities that provide EMS service in Arkansas to earn an accreditation.

 

The Commission is a non-profit organization that was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's medical transportation system. The primary focus of the Commission's standards is high-quality patient care. This is accomplished by establishing national standards which not only address the delivery of patient care, but also the ambulance service's total operation and its relationships with other agencies, the public, and the medical community. The Commission's standards often exceed state or local licensing requirements.

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