About Us

  • Aids Ambulance (Whittier) served north Orange County into the 1980s. Pictured is an Aids unit at La Palma Hospital in the early 1980s. Photo by: Wes Taylor.

Formed more than 30 years ago, the Ambulance Association of Orange County (AAOC) serves as a voice and clearinghouse for the industry. The association’s primary goals are to advocate and assist in the

AAOC’s Legacy Logo.

development of private enterprise, emergency medical services (EMS) and medical transportation services as a viable, cost-effective alternative to publicly operated services.

The AAOC views EMS not only as a public service, but as an essential part of the complete medical care system. Its members provide coverage for the largest percentage of the County’s population with emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services. Since its formation, the AAOC has grown to include the majority of ambulance companies—from small family-owned and operated firms to large publicly traded corporations—operating in Orange County.