About Bells Ambulance

Our Company

Bell's Ambulance provides ambulance services to the communities of Healdsburg, Windsor, Geyserville and surrounding areas, covering more than 500 square miles. Through mutual aid agreements, Bell's Ambulance assists neighboring agencies in all of Sonoma and parts of Napa counties including the communities of: Larkfield/Wikiup, Santa Rosa, Forestville, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Cloverdale, Knights Valley, and Calistoga. Bell's Ambulance operates two 911 advanced life support (ALS) ambulances, stationed in Healdsburg and Windsor. Both ambulances are staffed 24 hours per day 7 days per week with advanced life support paramedics. Bell's also has reserve ambulances for special needs or requests.

Our company provides the most sophisticated equipment for our elite group of paramedics. Bell's has one of the most experienced work forces in all of California. Many of our part-time employees have specialized skills and work as managers for other agencies, officers for fire departments and even police officers. Bell's Ambulance is very proud of our work force and our patient care oriented culture attracts the best personnel in this field.

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, fifty 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.