New Ambulance service To Be Considered
A new ambulance service could be coming to Gulfport. AMR is the current ambulance provider, but their contract is set to expire in December of this year an agreement between the city and Harrison County calls for the county to pay and provide an ambulance service for Gulfport. On Sunday afternoon, the city sent a letter to county supervisors saying they plan to break that agreement in 60 days if no requests for proposals are sent out looking for new ambulance services by august 15th. Board president Beverly Martin tells News 25, the board usually reviews contract renewals in august and September. That review will include looking at their contract with AMR. Beverly Martin, Harrison County Board of Supervisor president tells News 25, ”AMR does currently run the ambulance service and yea we’re going to review their contract during the budget process which is this month and next month, but so far I believe they’ve done a good job, but not saying there’s not somebody else out there that can’t do a better job.” Supervisor Martin added how much residents pay, if anything will also be taken into consideration when looking at a possible new ambulance service.