About Bells Ambulance

Company History


Lea and Inez Bell with their original ambulance
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Bell's Ambulance Service was founded in 1956 by Lea and Inez Bell When Lea returned home after WWII he found the growing cities of Healdsburg and Windsor were without dedicated ambulance service. The lack of ambulance coverage in their community became the driving force stimulating the formation of Bell's Ambulance Service. Lea and Inez served their communities as one of the only husband and wife teams in the ambulance industry. Inez also became one of the first women in EMS. Lea became a leader in local politics and helped establish rules, protocols and professionalize the ambulance industry in Sonoma County.

Now, over sixty years later Bell's Ambulance Service is still family owned and operated. Our driving motivation is the contribution we make to our community. Our company has grown from that single basic life support husband and wife team, into a highly trained, advanced life support care provider. Quality care and courteous service continues as the theme that Lea and Inez founded this company on.