Rural/Metro Ambulance Wins Fairfield 911 Ambulance Contract

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (Aug. 22, 2013) – Rural/Metro Ambulance is proud to announce that it has won the new contract by unanimous vote to provide emergency ambulances services to the City of Fairfield.

 “We are proud to once again be named the emergency services provider for Fairfield’s 9-1-1 emergency ambulance needs,” said Division General Manager Don Bratcher. “While we were the current ambulance provider, it was a competitive process and we are pleased that the level of service our crews have provided since entering this community in 2010 has made a difference.”

The contract awarded to Rural/Metro on August 19th by the Fairfield City Council is for another three years of service in partnership with Fairfield Fire Rescue.

"I have had a working relationship with Rural/Metro for more than three years,” said Fairfield Fire Chief Kevin Sutton. “Even before they were our contracted service, they could be counted on to support us for special events or other requests. We have had Rural/Metro as our contracted Advanced Life Support carrier for three years and the City of Fairfield just rewarded the contract to them for an additional three years with my full support and recommendation. Not only do they make their presence known through great response with professional personnel, they also impact our community through participation in our various community service projects and civic programs.”

In the short time since Rural/Metro won the initial contract in 2010, they have served thousands of Fairfield citizens, supported many community organizations and events, and brought Rural/Metro Corporation’s national clinical excellence programs to the community.

“Earlier this year, our parent company launched a first-of-its-kind prehospital clinical standards program for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and stroke nationwide,” said Bratcher. “Working with Fairfield Fire Rescue and our local medical facilities, we have one of the most comprehensive prehospital clinical programs in Alabama.”

More than 150 Rural/Metro employees live and work in the Jefferson County region serving Fairfield, Bessemer, Birmingham, Hueytown, Tarrant City, Brighton and the Fire Districts of Concord and Warrior River. In addition to 9-1-1 emergency responses, the Company provides non-emergency ambulance services to hospital systems and healthcare facilities throughout the region.