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 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.