Chandler City Council voted March 25 to dump its current ambulance provider for a new one.
Maricopa Ambulance won the 911 bid over existing ambulance provider AMR Ambulance, which now has nine months of its current five-year contract to complete while Chandler officials prepare to onboard Maricopa Ambulance.
The new four-year contract is expected to begin in January 2022 with the option for three additional one-year renewals.
But the new contract still needs to be approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, which requires all ambulance providers to receive a Certificate of Necessity to operate in Arizona.
Chandler Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins said it's not that AMR Ambulance did anything wrong over the past four years.