Sumter County (FL) Doubles Incentive Pay to Cover Holiday Shifts

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American Medical Response (AMR) reportedly needed to double pay over the long Memorial Day holiday in Sumter County, Florida, to cover all its shifts, according to a report.

The private service needed to bring in EMS providers from Broward County, which is four hours away, the Villages-News.com reported, citing a memo AMR wrote to Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold.

AMR said it met its contractual obligations during the holiday weekend.

AMR has been accused by Sumter County residents of slow response times, according to the report. County Commissioners are in the process of creating an ambulance advisory committee to examine the problem.

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