A Brief History of APL

APL was founded in 1999 by our CEO, Stephen Woodburn.  Stephen had been working as a Paramedic in the Peace Region, where he witnessed many inefficiencies in the service-delivery model of the day, and little compassion in the patient interactions.  His entrepreneurial spirit took charge and with little hesitation and large support of family and friends, he began Advanced Paramedic Ltd. In his hometown of Peace River, Alberta.

Stephen knew that the geographical position of Peace River would allow him to start APL’s Industrial Ambulance division, and get off to a great start on the Air Ambulance division, securing the first contract with Alberta Health Services in 2003.  APL proudly continues to be the air ambulance provider out of the Peace River Airport.

Among APL’s many strengths today are the values that the company was founded upon – we deal with each emergency and request as the situation requires, never losing sight of the “big picture”.  We recruit professionals who believe and share in APL’s vision for superior patient care, innovation, community involvement and industry leadership.  APL is committed to improving every day the experience of each stakeholder in our success, from clients, to patients, to the loved ones of our patients.  We continue to innovate and grow our equipment lines for what is best for the job and the patient, not what is most economical.

APL was founded with and maintains a passion for providing unparalleled quality of service while keeping our patient and their loved ones at the centre of our business.