OCESD#1 transitions to Allegiance Mobile Health on August 16, 2020

OCESD#1 transitions to Allegiance Mobile Health on August 16, 2020

The new Allegiance Mobile Health ambulances are painted fire-engine red and have the words “Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1” prominently painted on their sides. They start rolling out for emergency services in the fire district on August 16th. Photo by George Garza

Plans are being finalized for a seamless transition of emergency medical services from Acadian Ambulance Service to Allegiance Mobile Health for all residents, visitors, and travelers in the Orange County Emergency Services District #1. That district covers nearly 160 square miles on the west side of Orange County and includes the cities of Vidor, Pine Forest and Rose City.

The transition in medical response is scheduled to take place on Sunday morning, August 16 sometime after dawn at a time to be announced.

“We are expecting the transition to be seamless and practically unnoticeable to the patrons of our district, with the exception of seeing a red ambulance rather than a white one and slightly better response times,” said OCESD#1 Fire Chief Robert Smith.

On June 16, 2020 the OCESD#1 Board of Commissioners voted four to zero with one commissioner absent to sign a contract with Allegiance Mobile Health to provide emergency and non-emergency ambulance services for the entire Emergency Services District starting on August 16, 2020. This change in ambulance service providers was made as a part of the mandated responsibility of the OCESD#1 to provide all of the citizens and residents of the emergency services district with the best possible emergency medical services that the fire district can provide within its budget. Prior to selecting Allegiance Mobile Heath as its new emergency medical service provider, the Board of Commissioners evaluated four ambulance providers offering emergency medical services in the Vidor area.







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