CONTRIBUTING TO THE HEALTH & SAFETY
OF OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1939
For three generations of the Kunkel family, Kunkel Ambulance has supported the public health and safety of residents in the Mohawk Valley, raising the standards of clinical care in medical transportation. Every Kunkel ambulance is staffed with highly skilled, certified paramedics and EMTs trained in critical life-saving protocols. Our ambulances are equipped with the latest technology, including Zoll cardiac monitoring systems. We work closely with local hospitals and health-care facilities to care for our patients, communicating with emergency departments before our ambulances arrive. Kunkel Ambulance joined the Priority family of companies in 2014 and is proud to be part of a national leader in EMS.
Founder Kenneth J. Kunkel started Kunkel Ambulance out of his home on West Street in Utica with one ambulance.
Company becomes a full paramedic service and fleet increases to eight ambulances.
Kenneth retires and company is now owned by Jack Kunkel. The fleet grows to six ambulances. Employment grows. Company moves location from a home garage to a large commercial building centrally located in the City of Utica.
Kunkel Ambulance joins the Priority Ambulance family of companies.
The Fastest-Growing National Ambulance Company in the Country
Priority Ambulance is a dynamic, rapidly growing company with current operations in 10 states. The company has twice made Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America. Since the company started in 2014, Priority Ambulance has expanded through new business wins, acquisitions and de novo startups. Priority Ambulance is well-capitalized and supported by Enhanced Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the health care industry.
More than half of the company’s 430,000 annual patient transports are in response to a public call to 9-1-1, while the balance of our transports originate through requests from health care facilities. Throughout its national service area, approximately 2,900 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staff a fleet of 554 state-of-the-art ambulances and support vehicles with the latest medical equipment and technology.
Kunkel Ambulance provides 911-emergency and nonemergency ambulance services in the City of Utica
and Oneida County in the Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York. We also provided mutual aid services
to a large portion of Oneida and Herkimer counties.
Trust built with communities, medical facility partners, patients and employees is at the heart of our company. We build that trust by infusing into every aspect our core values of S.A.F.E – Safe. Accountable. Friendly. Efficient. When we deliver on our core values, our customers experience the key attributes of service and quality care that present as our employees being professional, courteous and on-time. The consistent delivery of this service over time builds the trust of our community members and customers that is essential to our success as a member of the Priority Ambulance family of companies.
Meet the Priority Ambulance Family of Companies
For three consecutive years, the Priority Ambulance family of
companies has earned a ranking on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. We’re proud to be counted among the nation’s top growers, achieving three-year revenue growth of 184% to qualify for the 2019 ranking period. Only one in four companies that make the Inc. 5000 list are recognized multiple years. We are honored and will continue to pursue growth through exceptional service delivery and patient care for years to come.