Community Ambulance, Upson County’s current emergency medical services provider, submitted a letter of non-renewal to commissioners Monday, according to County Manager Jason Tinsley.
The ambulance service’s exit will be effective Valentine’s Day 2022.
Community’s letter to the Upson Board of Commissioners reads as follows:
“Community Ambulance has provided emergency medical services for Upson County since 2014. Regrettably, we must now provide you with our notice of non-renewal of the ambulance service agreement with Upson County. Our final day of operation will be Feb. 13, 2022.
“Pursuant to OCGA 31-11-3, 31-11-4 and [Department of Public Health] Rule 511-9-2.04, we are also communicating to the [DPH], Office of EMS & Trauma our intent to voluntarily surrender our designation as the 911 zone provider for the Upson County Emergency Response Zone.
“Our goal is to achieve a smooth operational transition to the new EMS provider and [we] will work diligently to that end.”
The letter is signed by Joe Robinson, vice president of emergency medical services.
Community’s non-renewal notice was submitted amid ongoing complaints regarding response time and availability of service. Tinsley said he had not spoken with Robinson and had no comment regarding the notice as of press time Tuesday.