At the American Ambulance Association (AAA) annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Acadian Ambulance was recognized with the organization’s AMBY Award for Best Public Relations Campaign.

Dubbed the Hometown Hero initiative, Acadian Ambulance launched a series of newspaper and radio ads that put the spotlight on the company’s EMTs, paramedics and supervisors. The ads serve as a reminder to the community that their local EMS professionals are oftentimes lifelong residents of the community and a neighbor to many. Medics featured in the ads have volunteered to participate, demonstrating the pride they have in their company and communities.

Acadian Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Randall Mann said, “We accept this award on behalf of our EMTs and paramedics who staff our ambulances day and night, in hot or cold weather, rain or shine. They provide compassionate care and clinical excellence to all of our patients. They truly are our hometown heroes.”

The AMBYs recognize excellence in the ambulance profession and the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that epitomize AAA members across the United States. Eight total awards were given out for public relations campaigns, employee programs, community impact programs and clinical outcome programs.

Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, offering emergency and non-emergency transportation to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. They are employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.