Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Prepared if AMR Employees Strike

Above, a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue ambulance. (Facebook photo)

LAS VEGAS — With American Medical Response employees threatening to go on strike, the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue reportedly says it is ready to handle additional calls.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports hundreds of AMR employees in Las Vegas are trying to unionize.

A fire department spokesperson told the newspaper there is a licensed paramedic on every apparatus. About 97 percent of the calls the department responds to are medical calls.

AMR officials reportedly said there has been talks of a strike by their employees but declined further comment to the newspaper.

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