AMR losing San Diego to Falck

Mitchellmvhs

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Just curious if anyone has any insight on this or how they’re going to operate the transfer. Really crazy how much Falck/Care has been growing. I mean my company lost all our 911 contracts for OC by them a few years back. Any input from AMR SD guys?
 
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DrParasite

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Based on how other companies did it (I have no insight into SD) I would imagine Falck would hire more than 50% of the current AMR employees, and put them in Falck uniforms, and tell them to keep doing what they are doing. They would keep the good people, and avoid the others. After all, the current AMR people know the area, so it makes sense to hire them (likely for less than they were making at AMR).

If the EMS system hasn't had an upgrade in SD in 11 years (as per the second article), maybe change is good?


 

jgmedic

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I work in SDCo, though not for AMR. From what I've heard the pay at Falck is going to be significantly higher than AMR, but, based on what's gone on in NorCal, I wouldn't expect that to last forever. As far as the EMS system there was the OG Hartson Ambulance, then Rural Metro/SDFD San Diego Medical Services, which folded after a big RM embezzlement scandal and became just RM. Hartson became AMR SD County, which had CSA 17(Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana) and the south bay(Nat City, Chulajuana). Now there are two AMR's(City, County), County AMR just lost most of the south to CVFD's new program and City is going Falck. Not a good year for the Borg.
 

CALEMT

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I’m a little surprised that Mercy didn’t try to pick up a contract or two. But then again, they’re probably content with just having the CAL FIRE/San Diego Co. contract.
 

jgmedic

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I’m a little surprised that Mercy didn’t try to pick up a contract or two. But then again, they’re probably content with just having the CAL FIRE/San Diego Co. contract.
I believe they're owned by AMR's parent company now anyway.
 

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