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Auburn City Ambulance assures continued service amid AMR withdrawal from Cayuga County

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Auburn City Ambulance has reaffirmed its dedication to serving the residents of Auburn following AMR Ambulance’s announcement that it will cease operations in Cayuga County by year-end.


The city-operated ambulance service, established in 2021, has addressed community concerns, ensuring that it will maintain its emergency medical services within the city and extend aid throughout the county as needed.

The union representing Auburn’s ambulance workers, IAFF Local 5379, clarified its position in light of rumors sparked by AMR’s departure.

City officials, including City Councilor Jimmy Giannettino who is running for mayor, dispelled the notion that the city’s ambulance service influenced AMR’s exit during his candidate interview, asserting it was strictly a business decision.


According to Finger Lakes News Radio, City Manager Jeff Dygert echoed this sentiment and mentioned a recent meeting with county emergency services to strategize on continuing coverage for areas affected by AMR’s withdrawal.

Despite facing common industry challenges such as stagnant reimbursement rates, Auburn City Ambulance has managed to respond to over 96% of service requests since its inception and has actively participated in mutual aid responses throughout the county.