Caring for Oregon’s citizens is a family tradition.

Since 1953 Metro West Ambulance has held the distinction of being the longest running owner-operated ambulance service in the Pacific Northwest.

Owned by the Fuiten family, we started as a basic first aid operation in Forest Grove and evolved in 1973 to the full spectrum emergency and non-emergent healthcare transportation operation we are today.

According to the pre-hospital care forms issued by the state to private providers in 1980, which for the first time established benchmarks for response time data, Metro West Ambulance had the fastest response times in Washington County.

In 1997 we were officially awarded the 5-year franchise for 9-1-1 emergency medical services in Washington County, and have received two contract extensions since that time.

We continue to build on our heritage, providing emergency pre hospital care and other medical transportation services for citizens.

Our commitment to community and caring are evidenced in our staff’s expertise, the quality of our services, and the ways we engage with our communities’ causes and events in meaningful ways.


Metro West is selected to serve the Springfield-Eugene community.


Metro West launches Metro MedCALL to offer businesses 365/24/7 worksite first aid and drug testing onsite.


Non-emergency ambulance service and wheelchair transportation in Roseburg is added to our services.


Medix Ambulance expands to provide service in Longview, Washington.


Bay Cities Ambulance, providing service to Coos Bay, joins our group.


We begin providing event medical coverage for Cycle Oregon. Medix Ambulance, serving Astoria, Seaside, and Warrenton, joins our family.


We begin providing event medical coverage for Portland International Raceway.


We begin providing event medical coverage for the Rose Quarter and Portland State University Events.


We begin providing event medical coverage for the Rose Quarter [formerly, Portland Rose Garden].


Newport comes aboard. Metro West relocates to our corporate headquarters at Dawson Creek Business Park.


Depoe Bay is added to our coverage area.


We begin service in Lincoln City.


Fuiten Ambulance merges with Butler Ambulance in Beaverton. Metro West Ambulance is born.


Fuiten Ambulance begins serving Forest Grove