Williamson County Emergency Medical Services officials announced Aug. 31 the organization was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.

CAAS is an independent national commission that established national standards to encourage quality patient care, according to a news release from Williamson County EMS. The accreditation process includes an application and on-site review from the commission.

“Gaining such a prestigious accreditation demonstrates that we are true leaders in the EMS industry, and that we are committed to demonstrating excellence every day,” Williamson County EMS Director Kenny Schnell said in a statement. “Our staff has been key to the successful completion of this process.”

Williamson County EMS is one of nine Texas EMS providers to earn the accreditation. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services has also received the accreditation.