Fulton backs out of ambulance deal

Fulton County has ended a $300,000 per year contract that gave its unincorporated area first rights to three of the nine ambulances run by Rural/Metro Ambulance in south Fulton. Fire Chief Larry Few said the county wanted response times to be within 8 minutes and 59 seconds, but Rural/Metro was arriving about two minutes over that. The company and the county mutually agreed to end the arrangement, he said.

Under the terms, the three ambulances were stationed in county fire stations and dispatched by Fulton 911. During peak call hours, the unincorporated area got an extra two ambulances.