The Richmond Ambulance Authority has again been re-accredited by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. (Photo/Facebook)

The Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) continues to rank as one of the top emergency medical service agencies in the United States and across the world. The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) has re-accredited RAA’s Communications Center as a Center of Excellence for the seventh consecutive time. IAED accreditation holds dispatch agencies to the highest standard of care and practice available and is considered the “gold standard” for ambulance services.

“The IAED re-accreditation exemplifies the dedication of our hardworking staff who commit themselves to delivering patient centered, compassionate care every day,” said RAA CEO Chip Decker. “We are grateful IAED has again recognized the high standard of excellence we work so hard to achieve.”

RAA also holds accreditation from the national Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). CAAS accredited agencies have shown they adhere to the highest standards in the industry. RAA is one of only 32 EMS agencies in the United States accredited by both IAED and CAAS.

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