Imperial Ambulance, Inc. is owned by Linda Robinson and Emily Thiroux who were born and raised in Porterville and by Miriam Wilcox, born in Exeter and long-time Porterville resident.
My name is Trent Fiori and I am the current President of Operations here at Imperial Ambulance, Inc. I would like to thank you for your interest in the Company and to give you a little information about how I started working for a Company that gave me the opportunity to achieve the success I have today!
As I was growing up in Porterville, my family lived next door to Imperial Ambulance, Inc. and as a kid, emergency vehicles were very exciting. Naturally as time went on I became very intrigued with the ambulances coming and going all the time with their lights and sirens blaring. I thought to myself how exciting it would be to ride in one of those ambulances some day. So when I graduated from high school, I worked during the day and I went to Porterville College at night where I was enrolled in the EMT-I program.
Upon completing the EMT-I program at the age of nineteen, I then applied for a job at Imperial Ambulance. Upon my interview, Imperial Ambulance offered me a future in becoming part of a “Team” that consisted of a steady family oriented and rewarding employment that would benefit my future achievements. After working for a few months I quickly realized that the reward of working for an ambulance company was no longer about being a kid and riding in an ambulance with the lights and sirens blaring. It was about giving patient’s the utmost “Compassionate care” in the time of need.
Imperial Ambulance quickly realized my passion for wanting to provide a higher level of care to patient’s so Imperial Ambulance offered to send me to EMT-II training. Upon completion of the EMT-II program, I became the youngest EMT-II in Tulare County at the age of twenty. While working as an EMT-II, I worked a ninety-six hour workweek, received the “Sierra View District Hospital Call of The Year” twice, became a shift Supervisor, transitioned into the Human Resource Manager position and began the Paramedic upgrade program.
Prior to completing the Paramedic upgrade program, the current President of Operations decided to retire from Imperial Ambulance. Upon the notification the Board of Directors offered me the position to run the company. This was an exciting but difficult decision since I cared about both the company and the patients needing my help. The difficult part in accepting the position would require that I leave the Paramedic program and the ability to treat patients’ in the field. The exciting part of accepting the offer is I would be starting a new chapter with the Company that would benefit my success for years to come.
All in all, I have invested twenty-five years of my life with Imperial Ambulance and Imperial ambulance has invested twenty-five years into me! These past twenty-five years has brought me great pleasure and pride to say I work for a Company that has done so much to benefit me, my family and the community!
I was born and raised in the Porterville area. My family owned and operated a clothing store in downtown for over 27 years. I joined Imperial Ambulance in 2004 as part-time and obtained a full-time position in May of 2005. I received a promotion to Safety and Training Officer, the Human Resources, and ultimately to my current position as Operations Manager. I enjoy shooting sports, horses, woodworking, and construction, and just about anything outdoors. I currently serve as a lay pastor at my church in Lindsay. I have been married to my wife Jody for over 21 years, and we have three children, Cody, Sabrina, and Megan.
We also employ Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Office Staff.