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Officials say AMR Ambulance will shut down Auburn location

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AMR ambulance announced the impending closure of its Auburn facility by year’s end, as detailed in a letter from Cayuga County’s Director of Emergency Services, Riley Shurtleff.

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The letter was first reported by CNYCentral and cites escalating equipment costs, stagnant compensation rates, and a declining number of skilled workers as primary reasons.

This closure comes on the heels of SOMAC ending its volunteer operations in Hamilton, Madison County, marking another significant blow to local emergency services.

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Shurtleff’s correspondence outlines potential ramifications for the region, noting increased wait times for ambulances during high-demand periods.

He assures local officials are exploring solutions, promising forthcoming information about the potential engagement of other local services to shoulder AMR’s caseload.

AMR, crucial to Cayuga County’s residents’ safety, manages around 3,000 calls annually.