Awards & Distinctions

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Service (CAAS) accredited Rural/Metro for its ‘gold standard’ of excellence in emergency medical service in 2009. Rural/Metro is one of only nine ambulance providers in the state of California and one of the largest operations in the country to complete the voluntary review process that included a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services.

Rural/Metro San Diego has also been recognized for exceptional emergency medical service, dedication to upstanding business practice as well as exemplary community leadership:



County of San Diego
2011 Healthcare Champion Award recipient




Downtown San Diego Partnership
2008 Vic Kops Humanitarian Award recipient




San Diego County Taxpayers Association
2007 Watch Dog Award recipient




Del Mar Regional Chamber of Commerce
2008 Business of the Year




San Diego Business Journal
2008 Healthcare Champion recipient




Computer World Honors Program
2008 Program Laureate