Emergency Ambulance Service, Inc. (“EAS”) is the contracted ambulance company for Brea, Yorba Linda, Placentia and unincorporated areas of Orange County.  Since paramedics were first deployed in these areas around 1978, the Brea Fire Department and Orange County Fire Authority have provided Advanced Life Support (ALS) and a contracted private ambulance service has provided the transport (ride to the hospital).  While the private ambulance companies providing transport have changed in some areas over the years, this response/transport matrix has remained constant.  This allows fire companies (paramedics) to get back into service quicker and be available for the next response whether it be a medical emergency or a fire.