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Three Rivers Ambulance Authority releases information on TRAA's operational changes due to COVID-19




Fort Wayne, IN -  At the 2017 Emergency Response Conference , Fort Wayne's 911 and non-emergency ambulance service provider, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority ("TRAA") was selected as the State's 2017 recipient of the "ALS Provider of the Year".  This was the second consecutive year TRAA was awarded this prestegious award.  The annual recipient of this award is chosen by committee members of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and is given to the ambulance provider that most exemplifies the highest standards in areas such as professional accreditations received, involvement in community-wide public education programs as well as other areas of community involvement.  

Additionally, several TRAA employees received awards at the annual conference.  Lynda Auker, System Status Manager for TRAA was selected as Co-Dispatcher of the Year and Randy Auker, TRAA's Director of Operations was selected as the State EMS Officer of the Year.  

Gary Booher, Executive Director or TRAA, said "We are very proud of Lynda and Randy and the work they do every day.  They truly deserve this recognition."  Additionally Booher said "To win the ALS Provider of the Year for two consecutive years is a great honor for all of us and for our City.  This demonstrates the dedication of all of our employees and we couldn't do what we do without each and every one of them.  This validates the high quality of ambulance service our community has come to expect and depend on."

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Fort Wayne, IN - At the the 2016 Emergency Response Conference on August 26, 2016, Fort Wayne's 911 and non-emergency ambulance service provider, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority ("TRAA") was selected as the States 2016 recipient of the "ALS Provider of the Year".   The annual recipient of this award is chosen by committee members of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and is given to the ambulance provider that most exemplifies the highest standards in areas such as professional accreditations received, involvement in community-wide public education programs as well as other areas of community involvement.  TRAA was one of eight finalists for this prestegious award.  Additionally, TRAA Systerm Status Manager Rita Hughes was awarded the 2016 "Dispatcher of the Year" award, recognizing her for excellance in the performance of her duties.  "We are extremely honored to receive this award" said Gary Booher, Executive Director of TRAA, "it's the recognition of the dedication that all of our staff has to serving our community with the highest quality of care possible each and every day."  

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority Advances Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury and Cardiac Arrest


Fort Wayne, IN - Continuing to look for better ways to treat patients and increase positive patient outcomes, the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority and the Emergency Medical Services Foundation, Inc. have chosen to change a device that has been used to ventilate patients since the inception of EMS.  New studies demonstrate that over ventilation of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cardiac arrest is detrimental to positive patient outcomes.  The new device TRAA will begin using is called the  Smart Bag® MO Disposable Bag-Valve-Mask.  Implementation of the new bag-valve-mask (BVM) will help TRAA medics effectively ventilate patients with TBI, cardiac arrest and other ventilatory issues with the assurance that they are providing ventilations at the optimal rate and volume to help assure the best outcomes for these patients.  More information on proper ventilation of TBI patients can be found at https://youtu.be/wFQ4f3dNXAQ.  

         

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority Offers NEW



Training Program to Local Schools, Churches, Businesses and Organizations.

Fort Wayne, IN - Three Rivers Ambulance Authority has announced it is now offering Stop the Bleed training to organizations in Fort Wayne and Allen County.  Stop the Bleed training is a program conceived by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that teaches the general public how to resond to bleeding emergencies until professional responders arrive.  Bleeding emergencies can occur as a result of accidents around the home or business, industrial accidents, natural or man-made disasters and active shooter situations.  Knowing what to do in a bleeding emergency can save lives.  To learn more about TRAA's new training offering, click here.

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority selected as Indiana's ALS Provider of the Year for 2nd Consecutive Year

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority selected as Indiana's ALS Provider of the Year for 2016

Three Rivers Ambulance Authority selected as Indiana's ALS Provider of the Year for 3rd time in four years.

Fort Wayne, IN - For the third time in the last four years, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority was named the ALS Provider of the Year for the non-fire division at the 2019 Emergency Response Conference in Indianapolis.  The award is given annually to the ALS provider exemplifying committment to community and patients as well as excellence in patient care.

"This is truly an honor" said Gary Booher, TRAA Executive Director.  "Winning once is incredible, but to win three of the last four years shows the phenominal committment TRAA staff has and how blessed our community is."

TRAA continues to operate with zero tax subsidy and is committed to providing high quality pre-hospital care to residents of and visitors to Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana.

TRAA COVID-19 Changes

Fort Wayne, IN - Three Rivers Ambulance Authority today announced current and possible changes to both field and billing operations during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Gary Booher, Executive Director of TRAA said "We want the public to know we are as prepared as

possible for the current COVID-19 situation.  We also want the public to know that there are currently some changes in the way we operate and more may occur in the future."  Booher outlined changes that have already been implimented as well as those reserved for the future.  To see the full statement, click on the link above.

UPDATE MAY 29, 2020

TRAA's business office remains closed to the public while we await delivery of protective items necessary to re-open.  These items are for your protection as well as ours.  TRAA staff will contine to answer phones and work as normal, however, payments on accounts must be made by either US mail, TRAA's website (www.traa-ems.com), or with a credit card by calling the billing office at 260-420-6500.  911 and non-emergency services remain unaffected.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

TRAA Business Office Restrictions Continue - See below for details

TRAA's annual LifeCare membership drive will continue even with the COVID-19 outbreak.  The campaign will continue with early renewals beginning April 1st and we will not be accepting new members until May 1st.  

However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the following change(s) will occur.

1.  TRAA's Business Office is currently closed for public access and will be for the foreseeable future.

2.  We will not accept walk-ins to drop off applications.

3.  ALL membership applications must be mailed to TRAA at the mailing address provided on the application.

4.  Your check or credit card information MUST BE INCLUDED with your application AND your application MUST be signed or it will be returned to you.

5.  We CANNOT accept online payments for LifeCare memberships.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, however please understand this is for your protection as well as ours.

2020 Membership Drive Update

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