(Zachary Kaufman/Columbian files)
January 9, 2012
American Medical Response, the private company that provides ambulance service to much of Clark County, is asking for two more minutes to get to a call, if another first responder arrives on scene first. In urban areas, AMR must be on scene within 7 minutes and 59 seconds 90 percent of the time, or faces fines under its contract. The agreement would give it 9 minutes and 59 seconds to arrive.