The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Board of Directors and leadership have been working for years to effect change relating to AMR/Lifeline’s ambulance response times in our region. We have gone through the ‘right’ channels, maintained open lines of communication, attacked it legislatively, deployed Rescues, and requested an emergency Certificate of Necessity (CON – Agreement with the State to operate an ambulance transport service), to name a few, but the Department of Health Services (DHS) and the State legislature have failed to act.
We need your help. Please find below a brief history of CAFMA’s fight to improve ambulance response times in the Quad Cities and beyond, source documents, and helpful telephone, email, and social media talking points guides for contacting DHS, state legislators, and the Governor’s office.
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REPORTS & DOCUMENTS
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Gilbert, AZ (GSN) Gilbert ambulance service starts MondayRockdale, TX (KBTX) Ambulance response times raise concerns in Milam CountyHarrison County, MS (WLOX) Harrison County leaders concerned with ambulance response timesGrand Rapids, MI (WOOD) Lifeline delayed: Ambulances failed to meet response times
Quad Cities, AZ (DC) Ambulance response times, service up for debate againDekalb County, GA (WSB-TV) AMR ambulance service facing more questions over response timeStanislaus County, CA Why $4 million in fines not fixing problem with ambulance response timesColorado Springs, CO Colo. city puts AMR on the line for slow response times