Company History

Universal Ambulance Service is a privately-held, family-owned corporation owned by members of the Walker families. Founded in Detroit, Michigan in the 1950s, Universal Ambulance Service has served residents, municipalities, hospitals, and nursing facilities in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties for over 65 years.

Throughout our company’s history, Universal Ambulance Service has provided the ambulance and emergency medical services for St. John Ascension Health, the cities of Center Line, Warren and Sterling Heights, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Grand Prix, Detroit ABPA Hydroplane Races, Fox Theatre, Detroit Public Schools, and the Detroit Fireworks. We continue to serve our local communities proudly, including Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties. Universal Ambulance Service is also a proud contributor to the City of Detroit’s emergency medical services.

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Mission Statement

At Universal Ambulance Service, our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care to the residents, communities, institutions and organizations which we serve.

In order to achieve our mission, Universal Ambulance Service is committed to the recruitment and retention of the most experienced personnel within the industry, to provide them with the greatest opportunities to grow and succeed, and prepare them with the best equipment and work environment possible.

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