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DeKalb County, Ga., Extends Contract with AMR for 3 Months

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – County commissioners voted yesterday to extend its contract with American Medical Response for three more months despite some concerns, according to a report.

The county, which includes part of Atlanta, is searching for a new ambulance provider and has been giving AMR three-month contract extensions, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

AMR has faced criticisms over alleged slow response times. County commissioners said the process has been slowed because of legal issues they cannot discuss publicly.

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DeKalb County is expected to announce its new ambulance provider by the end of the year.

AMR told the newspaper it values its contract with the county.

“We have remained committed to working with county and local fire, police and other officials to deliver a world-class EMS system for the residents of DeKalb County,” Terence Ramotar, the regional director for AMR Georgia, told the newspaper in a statement last week.