From the moment of your need through hospital care and return to normal life, AAA Ambulance employees devote our best effort.
The bright blue and orange fleet of ambulances most visibly represent AAA Ambulance. But most important to you are the individual people who staff those vehicles and the folks who work in the background in leadership and administrative positions at the company headquarters in Hattiesburg.
AAA Ambulance employees comprise the heart of all we are and do.
Wade N. Spruill, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Our CEO literally “wrote the book” on EMS in Mississippi and much of the rest of the nation, too. Chief executive officer for AAA Ambulance and for Southeast Mississippi Air Ambulance District since October 2000. Wade N. Spruill, Jr., is the retired director (1974 through 2000) of the Mississippi State Department of Health Division of Emergency Medical Services. In 2001, the Board of Directors of the Southeast Trauma Care Region chose Spruill to also lead that organization.
The Governor in 2003 appointed Spruill to a four-year term on the EMS Advisory Council and the Mississippi Trauma Advisory Committee. He represents Mississippi Hospital Association on the statutory bodies.
Spruill authored and steered the legislative adoption of the Mississippi EMS Act of 1974 and all subsequent amendments through 2000, which include provisions for advanced life support services, EMS fees, the EMS Operating Fund, the Good Samaritan Law, and the Mississippi Trauma Care System law; he assisted with passage of seat belt, road numbering, and telecommunications laws.
Nationally, he is on faculty for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Development of Trauma Systems curriculum, a consultant to NHTSA for the Emergency Vehicle Operators Training Program, a member of the NHTSA technical assessment program, and a former member of the National Association of State EMS Directors.
The Mississippi native is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He retired from state service with 30 years devoted to the Mississippi State Department of Health.