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What’s next for ambulance service in Cayuga County?

Cayuga County is adjusting to a significant change in its ambulance services following the departure of AMR, a key service provider. This development has left a gap in emergency response services.

AMR’s exit, announced in a letter last October from its parent company Global Medical Response, cited unsustainable operations in the area. This departure has increased the burden on local volunteer fire companies and other first responders, raising concerns about response times and the ability to handle higher call volumes.

Despite these challenges, some local responders remain cautiously optimistic. Local departments have improved their responses to compensate for the loss of AMR, which handled about 3,000 calls annually in the county. The Auburn City Ambulance, in particular, has been pivotal in filling this service gap.

Local leaders and ambulance services are taking this change seriously, ensuring readiness for emergencies, including the upcoming extreme cold in Central New York.

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