Las Vegas Fire, consultant trade jabs over ambulance report

The city's rebuttal attempts to cast doubt on the report's methodology, but the consulting firm hired by AMR dismissed the critique as "inaccurate."

Las Vegas Review-Journal

LAS VEGAS — The city of Las Vegas is pushing back against a report about its ambulance service commissioned by ambulance provider American Medical Response that concludes the city Fire Department has a higher rate of transporting patients to hospitals when they are from wealthier neighborhoods.

City Manager Betsy Fretwell issued a 9-page report that contra­dicts the conclusions of AMR’s report, which was completed by Applied Analysis, a consulting firm that is well respected in public policy circles. The city’s rebuttal, released Monday, attempts to cast doubt on the report’s methodology. For example, the city notes the 89110 ZIP code analyzed in the AMR report includes some unincorporated Clark County not served by the Las Vegas Fire Department.

However, Jeremy Aguero, a principal in Applied Analysis, dismissed the city’s critique as “inaccurate.”

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