Metro West Ambulance

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Metro West Ambulance
Founder James D. Fuiten
Headquarters 45°32′42″N 122°55′36″W / 45.544877°N 122.926776°W / 45.544877; -122.926776Coordinates: 45°32′42″N 122°55′36″W / 45.544877°N 122.926776°W / 45.544877; -122.926776, Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Area served
Washington County, Oregon
Oregon Coast
Services Medical transport

Metro West Ambulance is an ambulance corporation based in the U.S. state of Oregon with ambulances and wheelie vans throughout Washington County and along the Oregon Coast (under the names Pacific West Ambulance, Bay Cities Ambulance, and Medix Ambulance). Metro West also manages the Vernonia Volunteer Ambulance Association.[1] In addition to daily emergency ambulance services, Metro West also serves customers through a comprehensive wheelchair van service, special event medical support for Portland's Moda Center, the Oregon State Fair, and many other events throughout the year. Metro West also offers community medical and preparedness training with Education for Life through the American Heart Association.


Metro West Ambulance is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.[2]


  • Oregon DHS Commitment to Quality medal, Special Events Division, 2002 [1]
  • Oregon DHS Commitment to Quality Medal, 2004 [2] [3]
  • Oregon DHS EMS Unit Citation, Medix Ambulance, 2006 [4]

Competitive bidding[edit]

In 1996, Metro West Ambulance competed for the Washington County medical transport contract.[3]

In 1997 Metro West won the Washington County, Oregon contract for 9-1-1 dispatch.[4]

In 2006, Clackamas County, Oregon accepted a no-bid contract from Metro West competitor AMR over objections. Metro West was not present during the final discussions.[5]

In 2007, unionized medics for area ambulance companies approved a strike. Their chief complaint centered on pay and benefits, with their company being compared to Metro West.[6]

In 2008, MetroWest lost a bid for BLS transports in Eugene, Oregon. Later, in 2015, MetroWest won the Eugene/Springfield BLS tranport contract, and began service on February 1, 2015.


In 2004, Metro West Ambulance successfully defended against a wrongful termination lawsuit by a former employee.[7]

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