Acadian Ambulance Service is expanding its Mississippi operations to include Harrison County and the cities of D’Iberville, Long Beach and Pass Christian. The expansion comes as the result of a competitive bid process for 911 emergency response services. The transition from the current provider to Acadian is expected to be effective no later than May 1, 2024.

“Acadian Ambulance has been honored to serve the residents of Jackson County since 2000, and we are proud to expand our Mississippi operations with the addition of Harrison County. We look forward to providing the residents of Harrison County, D’Iberville, Long Beach and Pass Christian with exceptional emergency medical services,” said Acadian Ambulance President Justin Back.

“Working together with first responder partners, local hospitals, and healthcare partners, we look forward to providing exceptional service and being a valuable partner to the community,” said Acadian Ambulance Vice President Timothy Burke.

With this expansion, Acadian Ambulance will add team members and ambulances dedicated to serving the county. One ambulance has dedicated specialty care transport capabilities and one ambulance is available for bariatric patients. 

Acadian has onboarded more than 40 employees for its Gulf Coast operations in roles ranging from paramedics and EMTs to fleet maintenance and support staff. Another local orientation will be held in April for new hires. Those interested in applying can visit 

Acadian’s operations leadership has worked with the current provider to ensure a seamless transition of service.

“We are committed to supporting the local workforce through our employment and career opportunities, as well as contributing to local workforce development through our training opportunities,” said Acadian Senior Director of Staffing Taylor Richard.

Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, providing transportation and medical service to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and its sister division, Acadian Air Med, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

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