Norman Allen

Upson County Commission Chair Norman Allen

In a press release from the Upson County Board of Commissioners, Chairman Norman Allen called Community Ambulance’s notice of non-renewal an “opportunity to improve… services.”

Community informed commissioners last week that its final day of operation providing emergency medical services to Upson will be Feb. 13, 2022. In addition, the company will voluntarily surrender its designation as the 911 zone provider for the Upson County Emergency Response Zone, the letter stated.

“Community has expressed a desire to work toward a smooth transition to a new EMS provider and we fully expect them to fulfill their commitment and obligations through the end of their contract,” Allen said.

“The county has a long history of partnering with providers to ensure quality emergency medical services,” he continued, “and we look forward to capitalizing on this new opportunity to improve or expand these services, when possible.”

Commissioners and staff will follow the request for proposal process closely as the Region 4 EMS Council works to recommend a new provider to the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of EMS, according to the release.

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