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Chandler City Council approves new ambulance contract

Maricopa Ambulance -- June 2018
Posted at 8:48 AM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 11:48:36-04

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.

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