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Rural/Metro Wins $30 Million Contract to Continue Ambulance Services in Rochester, N.Y.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rural/Metro Corporation , a leading provider of ambulance and private fire protection services, has been awarded a new contract term to continue as the exclusive provider of 911 emergency ambulance services in Rochester, New York.

The contract is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2008 for an initial 2-year period, followed by two one-year renewal terms, for a total possible length of four years. The contract is estimated to generate approximately $15.0 million in net revenue annually.

Jack Brucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very pleased to continue delivering high-quality ambulance services to the citizens of Rochester and appreciate the Rochester City Council’s recognition of the commitment Rural/Metro and its employees have made in the nearly two decades we have served the community.”

Rural/Metro has provided emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to the Rochester area since 1952, first as National Ambulance and then Rural/Metro Medical Services beginning in 1994. The Company employs more than 300 ambulance service professionals in the community and responds to approximately 60,000 calls for assistance each year. Rural/Metro’s Rochester operation is the only ambulance service in the region to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.

Todd Walker, Group President, said, “We are proud to be a partner to the Rochester community and to continue to build on our strong record of exceptional patient care and customer service. We look forward to the opportunity to further contribute to the local emergency response system.”

Barry Palatas, Division General Manager, continued, “Our employees are highly dedicated to the Rochester community and its citizens, and we were very pleased that the City Council’s thorough and diligent analysis found it was in the best interests of the community to retain Rural/Metro.”