By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Medical crisis averted

Last minute deal prevent county contract with AMR for ambulance service from expiring Nov. 13

 

Last updated 11/19/2020 at 11:41am



SPOKANE COUNTY – Local fire chiefs and officials with American Medical Response have reached an 11th-hour agreement keeping ambulance service in place for all jurisdictions except the city of Spokane.

If an agreement had not been reached, AMR’s five-year contract would have terminated at midnight Nov. 13, meaning the ambulance service provider would have been operating “ungoverned” in the county, Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins told the City Council at its Nov. 10 meeting. At the time, negotiations had ceased between the company and the county Ambulance Service Board — which represe...



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