A New Standard of Care. Emergency Support. Event Medical Stand-By. Inter Facility Transportation.

Guardian Ambulance Service remains one of the few family-owned services in the area. We have provided ambulance transportation services and medical stand-by services in Los Angeles County for over 40 years. Guardian is fully licensed to operate within the County of Los Angeles including Pasadena, the City of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the South Bay. We understand the importance of providing excellent service to our customers. This is an expectation we acknowledge and, as always, we remain committed to serving the people in our community.


Who We Are

Larry Smith, a Pasadena native who worked at Huntington Memorial in the physical therapy department as a therapist, learned the value of establishing a rapport with patients and their families and began to see a need for personalized service in the healthcare industry. In the early 80's, Larry began his involvement with a non-emergency transportation company and soon became the Operations Manager. Six years of managing dial-a-ride and wheelchair vans gave Larry the experience he needed to start his own ambulance service, which he aptly named Guardian.

The company, which started with one ambulance and two employees, was established around the belief that people should always get more that they expect with the respect that they deserve. A distinctive emblem that resembles angel wings and the hand-crocheted green and white "granny blankets" stand as the company hallmarks that healthcare is more than textbook medicine. The company, offering a variety of services over the years, has employed Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and Critical Care Nurses. Guardian responds to all areas in Los Angeles County.


Our History