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Status on ambulance situation still uncertain

Published: 9:05 AM, 10/02/2012

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Cocke County officials are waiting to see what, if any changes, will result from First Call Ambulance Service's efforts to purchase Allied EMS.

Allied was just awarded a new contract earlier this year to provide ambulance service in the county, while First Call withdrew its bid.

With a purchase looming, Cocke County Attorney Carter Moore told members of the Public Safety Committee Monday that he is unsure of how the current contract will be impacted.

"I don't know if there will be much change," said Moore. "But, I've talked with CTAS and this is a biddable contract. If anything changes much, we will have to rebid."

Moore added, according to the current contract, the ambulance service would have to continue operating under the name Allied.

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