Fort Wayne, IN – At the the 2016 Emergency Response Conference on August 26, 2016, Fort Wayne’s 911 and non-emergency ambulance service provider, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (“TRAA”) was selected as the States 2016 recipient of the “ALS Provider of the Year”.   The annual recipient of this award is chosen by committee members of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and is given to the ambulance provider that most exemplifies the highest standards in areas such as professional accreditations received, involvement in community-wide public education programs as well as other areas of community involvement.  TRAA was one of eight finalists for this prestigious award.  Additionally, TRAA Systerm Status Manager Rita Hughes was awarded the 2016 “Dispatcher of the Year” award, recognizing her for excellance in the performance of her duties.  “We are extremely honored to receive this award” said Gary Booher, Executive Director of TRAA, “it’s the recognition of the dedication that all of our staff has to serving our community with the highest quality of care possible each and every day.”