First Care Acquires Eaton Medical Transport (EMT)

Posted on: August 3, 2015
Tags: Acquisitions

CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 3, 2015)—Officials at First Care Medical Services and EMT, Inc., both private ambulance companies, today announced that First Care Medical Services has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets and operations of EMT, Inc.  The purchase agreement was signed on Friday, July 31, 2015, and the transaction is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.  The merger of the two companies will result in one of the largest private ambulance services in southwest Ohio.


According to David Rubenstein, CEO of EMT, Inc., the acquisition of the company by First Care is a very positive event for its employees and its customers.  Rubenstein said: “We are pleased to announce this merger of EMT, Inc. into First Care Medical Services.  First Care is a very solid company with a strong track record of success.  The combination of these two organizations will drive growth while ensuring that our customers and patients receive the quality medical transport services they need from a stable and experienced provider.  We also believe this transaction to the best thing for our teammates who will become members of the First Care team following the sale.  It’s an exciting time for both companies.”


Chris Dirksing, CEO of First Care, stated: “The acquisition of EMT, Inc. fits perfectly into the company’s growth strategy.  EMT has a long history of service in the Cincinnati and Dayton markets.  The company’s existing footprint aligns well with that of First Care as we continue our efforts to be the premier private ambulance service in Ohio.  With a combined fleet of over 100 vehicles and approximately 300 dedicated employees, First Care will be uniquely qualified to serve the medical transportation needs of the leading healthcare providers in Southwest Ohio.”


First Care Medical Services is a leading provider of emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services in the communities it serves. First Care is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and has operations in Dayton and Toledo, Ohio.  First Care is proud to serve many of Ohio’s leading healthcare facilities and is the medical transportation provider for the Cincinnati Bengals.