Our Group comprises Cape Medical Response (CMR), our emergency medical rapid response unit, and CMR Ambulance Services (CMRAS), our ambulance transportation unit. Both CMR and CMRAS are on duty 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and residents and businesses can become members by paying a low monthly membership fee.
Every year we treat in excess of four thousand emergency medical cases, and we are proud of our role in providing vital and life-saving medical services to our membership and the community we serve.
January 1, 2001
We started service with one 24-Hr paramedic response vehicle and David Behr as our only ALS. Our single office was in the Valyland Centre Office Block. Our operational area ran from Clovelly across to Noordhoek and South to Cape Point.
January 1, 2002
We moved to our new (and then spacious) office at 97a Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek. We added a second response vehicle and a second ALS paramedic.
January 1, 2004
We continued to add resources and staff – and our future MD, Darren Zimmerman, joined us as a paramedic
January 1, 2005
We outgrew our premises at 97a Kommetjie Road, and moved to our current premises at 106 Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek. Our staff complement increased and a third response vehicle was added
January 1, 2008
We took delivery of our first ambulance, a gift from the Rotary Club of Claremont. We started offering our CMR members an Ambulance Transport option. We fitted our vehicles with tracking devices for the first time. We added a second ambulance to our growing fleet. Our operation area expanded to include Kalk Bay and Muizenberg.
January 1, 2010
We added a third ambulance to our fleet and continued to add more staff and resources.
January 1, 2013
We launched the CMR MyCard. Our operation area expanded to include Lakeside.
January 1, 2014
We became the first ambulance service to be registered under the Western Cape Ambulance Act.
January 1, 2016
Our 24-hr Control Centre became operational.
January 1, 2018
Our staff complement increases above 40, and our fleet comprises four ambulances, four response vehicles, and two utility vehicles.