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Empress Ambulance Service has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Empire State Ambulance Corp.
Georgetown Fire operates five ambulances in the county, and this adjustment will turn the one that operates within city limits into a "basic truck."
A combination of factors, including increased regulations, more stringent requirements, and rising call volumes, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, has created hardships for the association.
Shrewsbury Township has struggled to arrange for service since the last squad it used folded a year ago.
Pharr city commissioners unanimously approved a second and final reading of the order establishing an Emergency Medical Services Department.
Augusta's next EMS provider could be asked to supply ambulance dispatch and response times, vehicle counts and GPS locations.
Austin-Travis County EMS Chief Ernesto Rodriguez will be retiring at the end of May with 40 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services.
At issue is the current practice not to use sheriff's rescue helicopters to transport victims from non-rural, paved areas.
Rochester's deal with Frisbee Memorial Hospital is cheaper than providing EMS in house.