About Us

Capital Ambulance History

Capital Ambulance has proudly served communities in the greater Bangor area for the last 25 years and has been a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems since 1998. Capital consistently performs as a best-in-class provider of emergency medical services and patient transportation. The follow provides a snapshot of what we offer:
  • Two bases of operation including the primary base in Bangor, and a secondary base in Brewer, where Capital pioneered a cooperative model with the City of Brewer. This model includes a Capital EMS provider and a Brewer Firefighter staffing an ambulance that is owned and operated by Capital.
  • One of only two services in the Bangor area to be licensed at the paramedic level, meaning we guarantee a paramedic response when required
  • 15 ambulances, including a dedicated neonatal transport vehicle and a dedicated critical care transport ambulance.
  • Direct partnership with LifeFlight of Maine
  • Dedicated medical director, David Saquet, D.O. Dr. Saquet is a board certified emergency medicine physician practicing full-time at Eastern Maine Medical Center in the emergency department.
  • Real-time fleet tracking allows dispatchers to send the closest appropriate vehicle, and provide routing and directions based on real-time position.
  • Zoll X Series cardiac monitors / defibrillators, which are the only devices that include Real Time CPR feedback built into the device. This is now a “standard of care” and leads to better CPR and better outcomes.
  • Best-in-class clinical standards for providers, including the following required certifications above and beyond the minimum required for licensure:
    • All levels: Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support, Geriatric Emergency Medical Services, specific pediatrics class (PEARS, PEPP or PALS), AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR. All providers also receive annual training in HIPAA, Bloodborne pathogens and all other OSHA required training, and LifeFlight Ground Safety training. Although AVOC is a one-time requirement by state standards, we require it every four years.
    • Paramedics: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
    • All providers are required to attend bi-annual skills training hosted by Capital. Additionally, all providers receive financing for non-required courses.
  • Dedicated Clinical Supervisor, Education Coordinator, Continuous Quality Improvement Coordinator, safety committee (which meets monthly) and vehicle maintenance coordinator
  • Compliance Officer
  • Highest standards in vehicle design and safety
  • Dedicated dispatch center staffed 24/7/365