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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Ambulance service contract expires

Cheney and county agreement with American Medical Response stalls over price increase objections


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 2:01pm

CHENEY – As of July 1, Cheney residents are technically without ambulance service.

That was the day Spokane County’s five-year contract — of which Cheney and other jurisdictions are a part of except the city of Spokane — with American Medical Response (AMR) expired. Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said that, at least for now, the national emergency transport provider was not bound by any previous response time requirements and essentially free to charge whatever it wanted, although he hoped they would do otherwise.

“My response to them is, we know you’ll make the right decision,” he ad...

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