At 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, Duncan City Council will discuss the possibility of approving a rate increase for American Medical Response (AMR) Ambulance Service.
If approved, the rate increase, according to city documents, will go toward AMR Ambulance Service EMT’s (emergency medical technician) and paramedics. AMR is currently under contract with Duncan Regional Hospital to serve as the sole service ambulance provider for the City of Duncan.
Records show the Emergency Medical Services Board recommended City Council improve the rate increases for EMT’s and paramedics to rates competitive with nearby cities. The last approved rate increase for EMT’s and paramedics was in 2011.
City data shows a comparative analysis between AMR’s current rates in Duncan and other ambulance services, such as Kirks Ambulance, Comanche County Hospital, Chickasha Fire EMS and Southern OK Ambulance.
The increases would put Duncan on par with other surrounding services though some areas would remain cheaper. Aid calls and lift assists will not increase and will remain at $75. Mileage, however, would increase from $11.59 to $14.50 if approved.
City Council meets in the Duncan City Council chambers, located inside the police department at 18 S. 7th Street, Duncan.