Congrats to Delaware County EMS for earning accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS)

OhioHealth, Grant Medical Center and the LifeLink EMS Department is very proud to work with the health care professionals of Delaware County EMS and congratulate them on this recent pretigious recognition.

From Delaware County EMS:


Delaware County EMS is proud to announce their latest achievement, earning “Gold Standard” accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).  DCEMS was awarded a perfect score meeting all 250 points of review, following a comprehensive self-study, formal application and review, and a two-day, on-site evaluation and verification, done by a team of national experts in EMS. Fulfilling all of these standards required DCEMS to take a “bottoms up” approach to improving their system and its 140 full-time and part-time employees.  DCEMS is now only the fourth EMS agency in the State of Ohio and the only agency in Central Ohio to be awarded this prestigious accreditation. Initial CAAS accreditation typically earns agencies a one-year “Provisional Accreditation,” however, the board of CAAS recognized the perfect score earned by DCEMS, and awarded them “full accreditation” for a three year period lasting through the middle of 2015.  Chief Rob Farmer, Director of DCEMS said “CAAS accreditation gives all members of the department a feeling of prestige and pride to work in an accredited agency.” Furthermore, Dennis Stapleton, President of the Delaware County Board of Commissioners added that CAAS Accreditation “really means is that the residents of our county are receiving the best pre-hospital care delivered by the most well-trained professionals in their field.”


Delaware County EMS is a third-service agency provided by the Delaware County Commissioners that provides EMS as well as education to the citizens and visitors of Delaware County as well as surrounding areas since 1972.  Grant Medical Center congratulates Delaware County EMS on this monumental achievement and is proud to work with DCEMS to provide excellent patient care to the residents of Delaware County.  To learn more about CAAS and its accreditation process, visit, and to learn more about Delaware County EMS visit

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