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Cayuga County faces potential ambulance service pullout, prompting concerns

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In Cayuga County, New York, concerns mount as American Medical Response (AMR), a major ambulance provider, contemplates withdrawing its services.

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The company recently informed the Cayuga County’s Emergency Management Team about its possible exit from Auburn and the county.

However, AMR’s parent company, Global Medical Response (GMR), signaled that decisions aren’t final yet.

A GMR spokesperson stated that while operational changes in Cayuga County are being considered, the idea that they’re leaving is “premature” and cited rising operational costs as a contributing factor.

The potential service withdrawal has local first responders worried.

Officials underscored the magnitude of AMR’s contribution, highlighting their coverage of roughly several thousand annual calls and stressing that the county’s handful of volunteer ambulances can’t match AMR’s service.