Awards & Accreditations

ProTransport-1 strives to acknowledge and reward the exemplary efforts made by its team members each day, doing its best to honor those who go above and beyond by submitting their stories for industry awards. The sustained growth and success of ProTransport-1 is attributable to the commitment of its incredible team members, who are the reason ProTransport-1 has been rewarded for its efforts in a numbers of ways.

While it isn’t possible for everyone under the ProTransport-1 banner to receive prestigious individual honors, some who achieve the highest levels of professional excellence do receive the accolades they deserve. Here are the most recent distinctions bestowed upon the ProTransport-1 team.

2016
Inc. 5000
Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”
Ranked No. 2894 out of 5000
ProTransport-1

2015
Inc. 5000
Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”
Ranked No. 4837 out of 5000
ProTransport-1

North Bay Business Journal
Women in Business Award
Elena Whorton

Catalyst Insurance, Ltd.
Safety Achievement Award
ProTransport-1 Risk Department

North Bay Business Journal
10th Annual Best Places to Work in the North Bay
ProTransport-1

2014
Inc. 5000
Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”
Ranked No. 4952 out of 5000
ProTransport-1

National Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)
ProTransport-1

Catalyst Insurance Ltd.
Workers’ Compensation – Gold Medal
ProTransport-1

Alameda County EMS Awards
Special Recognition
David Deming, EMT, Station 61

2013
National Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)
ProTransport-1

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Northern California Region Finalist
Elena Whorton, Co-Founder & President
Mike Sechrist, Co-Founder & CEO

Inc. 5000
Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”
Ranked No. 4730 out of 5000
ProTransport-1

California EMS Authority (CEMSA) Awards
Lifesaving Award
Sean Diemert, EMT, Station 41

Clinical Excellence Award
Eduardo Salazar, Paramedic, Station 2-12
Scot Daniels, Paramedic, Station 84
Nolan Hamblen, Paramedic, Station 84
Elias Nasser, Paramedic, Station 84
Josh Menzies, Paramedic and San Francisco County Manager
Conrad Arenas, EMT, Station 84
Anthony Lawrence, EMT, Station 84
Sam Fyles, EMT, Station 84
Chris Kopitzke, EMT, Station 84

2012
National Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)
ProTransport-1

Inc. 5000
Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”
Ranked No. 3014 out of 5000
ProTransport-1

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Northern California Region Finalist
Elena Whorton, Co-Founder & President
Mike Sechrist, Co-Founder & CEO

California EMS Authority (CEMSA) Awards
Clinical Excellence Award
David Ott, RN, Station 4-12
Douglass Murray, EMT, Station 84
Matthew Palma, EMT, Station 84

California Ambulance Association (CAA) Star of Life Awards
Jeronimo Carlos, Regional Operations Manager
Colleen Heinrich, ComCenter Supervisor
Hannah Nash, EMT, Station 51

Connected World Awards
Gold Value Chain Award – Innovative Connected Ambulance Solution
ProTransport-1

2011
Inc. 5000
Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America”
Ranked No. 2348 out of 5000
ProTransport-1

National Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE)
ProTransport-1

California EMS Authority (CEMSA) Awards
Meritorious Service Award
Seamus O’Donnell, Paramedic, Station 84
Ian Mikulas, Paramedic, Station 84
Sean Link, Paramedic, Station 84
David Hernandez, Paramedic, Station 84
James Meikle, Paramedic, Station 84

San Francisco EMS Agency and Paramedic Association
EMS Field Provider Award
Royal Shoup, EMT & Field Supervisor, Station 84

Alameda County EMS Agency
EMS Professional of the Year
Brittany Silva, EMT & Field Training Officer, Station 54

California Ambulance Association (CAA) Star of Life Awards
Heather Drolette, Contra Costa County Manager
Chris Brooks, Alameda County Field Supervisor