AMR and Transtar to stay in Wichita Falls

AMR and Transtar to stay in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - American Medical Response Ambulance Service and Transtar Ambulance will continue to serve Wichita Falls for the next five years.

This comes after city council passed an agreement to extend their contracts up at the end of the calendar year.

Darron Leiker, the City Manager of Wichita Falls, says this is separate from a contract the city has with them. That particular deal will be looked at in 2017 and the city will look at a lot of different factors.

"We look at their financial condition and how they have been doing," Leiker said. "So we measure customer performance, customer service issues and response. We will be working on that in the coming year."

Leiker said it was very important to renew their services agreement today. He added the city works very closely with both groups.

Currently, the Wichita Falls Fire Department is the first to respond to a medical call. They provide first aid until an ambulance service can arrive.

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