The B.A.T.S

"Bad Ass Trauma Specialists"

Our mascot, the bat, kinda' has a little story behind it. A local private ambulance service, who operated on the same radio frequency as we did, noticed that our response times were incredibly fast. (We were able to monitor the incoming phone conversations to our dispatcher prior to the 911 days) We were accused of hanging in the rafters above the ambulance like a bunch of bats to swoop down into the rig when the call goes out. We, however, added the acronym to the bat name.

The name has stuck to this day, even though the response times aren't as good as they used to be and some of our members are getting tired of explaining why we have bats on our uniforms and vehicle logo.