FALLS COUNTY, TX — American Medical Response (AMR) will now respond to medical emergencies and other emergency calls in Falls County.
The medical transportation service will begin operations this month.
On June 1, AMR assumed the contracts that the previous provider had with Falls County’s three emergency services districts.
The Falls County staff will include one ambulance 24 hours a day and a second ambulance during peak hours. Backup resources will be available from AMR's operations in McLennan, Bell and Milam Counties.
“When a person suffers a heart attack, stroke, or serious traumatic injuries, every minute matters. It’s important to get these types of patients to acute care hospitals as quickly as possible,” said Robert Saunders, regional director with AMR’s parent company, Global Medical Response, in a press release. “Because of our large footprint in central Texas, AMR can offer unparalleled service to Falls County – even during periods of high demand. That’s one of the benefits of a regional approach to emergency ambulance service.”
AMR also will participate in the county’s emergency planning initiatives, provide residents with interfacility ambulance transportation, and offer medical standby service at special events and mass gatherings.