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.
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, and Knights Valley. 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.