Agreement will Enhance GMR’s Portfolio of Wildland, Industrial and Technical Fire Services

(FIDDLERS GREEN, Colo.) — Global Medical Response (GMR) officials announced today that its operating company, Rural/Metro Fire, completed a transaction to acquire the assets of Capstone Fire & Safety Management. Capstone Fire & Safety, headquartered in Escondido, Calif., operates in five states, primarily in California and Texas, and has more than 100 employees and a fleet of more than 60 vehicles and trailers. The purchase will bring the employees and operations under GMR’s Rural/Metro Fire operations.

Matt Dusa, CEO of Capstone Fire & Safety Management, said as a family owned and operated business since 2007, the time was right to enact a succession plan for his father, the chairman and majority owner, to retire. “When looking for a strategic partner we sought out a company that understood the fire service, valued our company culture, and had the resources to help us reach our future goals. We believe that our years of experience in the wildland fire and technical rescue industries will complement the GMR specialty fire group and together we will form a leader in the international fire and rescue marketplace.”

Randy Owen, president and CEO for Global Medical Response, said the acquisition is a win-win. “Their areas of expertise, including wildfire prevention and suppression, industrial fire services, rescue, safety and compliance, dovetail with GMR’s fire portfolio highlighted by Rural Metro Fire.”

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About Global Medical Response

With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States, the District of Columbia and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services. Each of our companies have long histories of proudly serving the communities where we live: American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed International. For additional information, visit us on LinkedIn or at

About Capstone Fire & Safety Management

Capstone Fire and Safety Management provides specialized services offering outsourced firefighting, technical rescue, and safety services. Our organization serves leading public, private, and government entities who maintain exceptionally high reliability standards. Material benefits we provide our clients include adherence to regulatory compliance, reducing overall risk and liability, and front-line protection of valuable assets. For additional information, visit