Ambulance showdown looming in Merced County
01/26/2013 7:05 AM
01/26/2013 7:08 AM
Heated debates, public outcry and passionate pleas have all led to one day. On Tuesday, the Merced County Board of Supervisors is expected to decide on the county's emergency ambulance service contract.
The board’s decision potentially ends a three-month battle between 65-year provider Riggs Ambulance Service and contract winner American Medical Response — a fight that has divided residents.
AMR won the bidding for the county's contract by four points in October after Riggs lost local preference points, which account for 5 percent of its total score.
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