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Lamar County supervisors replace ASAP ambulance service

ASAP ambulance has been replaced after Lamar County supervisors in a 5-0 vote. Source: Ryan Moore WDAM ASAP ambulance has been replaced after Lamar County supervisors in a 5-0 vote. Source: Ryan Moore WDAM
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    Lamar Co. supervisors review ASAP response times

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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Lamar County Supervisors voted 5-0 to enter a new contract with Lifeguard Ambulance Service to provide coverage for the county.

The county currently is covered by ASAP Ambulance Service.

In February the ambulance provider has come under fire for response times, one specific to a house fire scene in the county.

"The contract with ASAP was up, and the board began looking at other options to provide service for the county," Lamar County Administrator Jody Waits said. 

The contract will run three years, which is the remaining term for the supervisors.

According to Lifeguard officials, they will have four brand new trucks, three 24 hour trucks in the county, and a 12 hour truck with two in reserve.

"This ambulance service will work hand in hand with our first responders to provide the best care for the citizens of the county," Waits said.

The contract specifics will be finalized and worked out, and the start date will be determined by the supervisors.

"The transition will be fine, there will be no lapse in coverage, the county will be completely covered at all times," Waits said. 

The transition looks to be complete within 90 days. 

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