Ambulance providers compete for contracts

Two competing ambulance services can vie to answer emergency calls in Augusta, a regional emergency...was opened in all 13 counties but only Richmond County has two ambulance services vying for calls within the county. The move came despite concern...

Rural/Metro too slow, ineffective

After reading The Chronicle's editorials concerning the Rural/Metro and Gold Cross ambulance services, I feel it necessary to tell about my recent experience with Rural/Metro. Last September, I contacted 911 to request ambulance...

Opinion columns
Former provider gives another ambulance service view

...Chronicle in bringing to light issues surrounding the ambulance service contract. As a former provider of paramedical ambulance services in Richmond County, I came to understand why I couldn't get a contract: I didn't buy barbecue tickets or have...

Opinion columns
Rural/Metro will purchase Augusta competitor

...services company announced Wednesday it is purchasing its main competitor in the Augusta area, Richmond and Regional Ambulance Services, for an undisclosed amount. "We have been pursued by several national companies," said George Adkins, spokesman...

Georgia is ready for Ebola, commissioner says

...believe, is ready to identify and isolate" a suspected Ebola patient, Fitzgerald said.The state has designated ambulance services capable of safely transporting those suspected cases to a group of hospitals that are prepared to treat those cases...

Excise city government first

...pay taxes, utility bills and government fees just like other taxpayers. But they don't commit crimes, request ambulance services or add to social worker caseloads.Instead, they quietly go about their business of producing raw materials and...

Courtenay Williamson

...healthcare professional; starting as a respiratory therapist, teaching EMT school, serving as a paramedic with several ambulance services as well as working in the University Hospital Emergency room. She was a member of the Disaster Medical Response...

State set to decide fate of Augusta ambulance service this month

...be named zone provider for ambulance services in Augusta boils down to one...state began awarding zones to ambulance services in the 1970s to prevent multiple...government had to bring in other ambulance services, (Gold Cross) can actually...

Officers hope camp changes kids' ideas about police

...About 40 sheriff's office employees from all divisions were at the event in addition to the fire department and ambulance services. What really seemed to draw the kids, though, were the swimming pools, bouncy hoses and water slides.Anyah...

Gold Cross contract back up for commission consideration

...been in Macon for 35 years and is the only provider in the area certified by the Commission on Accreditation and Ambulance Services, she said.In Savannah, some 24 Southside Fire Department ambulances are on hand 24 hours a day to attend to...