Providing care to the world at a moment's notice

As part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, we are committed to our mission of providing care to the world at a moment's notice.

American Medical Response (AMR) is a leading provider of emergency medical services (EMS), delivering quality pre-hospital healthcare to thousands of communities across the United States. Our teams of highly trained and dedicated medical professionals’ partner with large and small hospital systems, counties and municipalities to ensure patients receive the right level of care, right when they need it.

AMR is the flagship ground ambulance solution of Global Medical Response, giving us access to vast resources on both a national and local level. We operate a fleet of more than 8,000 ground ambulances and support vehicles equipped for 911 emergency services or interfacility transports—including basic life support, advanced life support and critical care capabilities—that extend hospital-level care out into the community.

With this combination of skilled people, valued partnerships and resources tailored to specific needs, we are able to deliver on our mission of providing care to the world at a moment’s notice.

A Global Medical Response Solution

Global Medical Response is changing the face of healthcare for patients in communities, work settings and homes. We believe that no matter who you are, or where you are, you deserve timely, equitable and appropriate access to healthcare.

GMR’s scope of services covers ground and air emergency medical services, air and ground interfacility transportation and managed transportation. With nearly 37,000 team members, 375 rotor-wing, 123 fixed-wing assets and over 8,000 ground fleet, we provide unrivaled offerings.

As part of Global Medical Response, AMR is committed to providing vital, critical care across the country. AMR is also taking an active role in the advancement of health care services in the communities we serve.

We are focused on:

  • Improving the patient experience of care
  • Improving the health of populations
  • Reducing the per capita cost of health care


Creating the nation's leading pre-hospital care organization

AMR was founded in 1992 when several regional ambulance providers consolidated into a single company.

AMR was created in response to changes in health care reimbursement, the demands of new technology and the growth of managed care plans, which created a need to build a larger provider network.

AMR expanded in 1997 when it merged with Med Trans, making it the largest ambulance service provider in the U.S.

In 2005, AMR and Onex Partners L.P. purchased AMR and its sister company, EmCare, from Laidlaw International.

AMR expanded its lines of service with a new international EMS division in 2005 with the formation of Global Medical Response (GMR).

AMR acquired Air Ambulance Specialists (AASI) in 2006. AASI changed its name to AMR Air Ambulance (AMR Air). AMR Air arranges domestic and international fixed-wing air ambulance service. With this acquisition, AMR now offers a full spectrum of ground and air-based emergency medical transportation options.

In 2015, AMR acquired Rural Metro and Rural Metro Fire. The acquisition allowed us to expand our services to include commercial and industrial fire and safety.

Our former parent company, Envision Healthcare, sold AMR to KKR in early 2018.

In March of 2018, AMR became part of Global Medical Response, the largest medical transportation company in the world.