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...

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...

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...

Fire chief grilled about department problems

...Smith, a public safety officer, peppered James and Procurement Director Geri Sams about the city's request for ambulance services, which Sams said drew 13 vendors to a recent pre-bid conference."I wanted somebody who knew about ambulances...

Augusta air ambulance company will drop tax dispute

...from local taxes.He said commercial airlines are generally those that have regularly scheduled flights, not air ambulance services."We are talking about the kind of airline where you can walk up to a counter and buy a ticket," he said.Even...