Rural/Metro Awarded 5-Year Contract Renewal for Fire and EMS Services in Fountain Hills, Arizona
The contract begins July 1, 2009 and is expected to generate $2.8 million in its first year, with a 3 percent annual inflation rate increase thereafter. The initial term is for five years, followed by two 2-year renewal options thereafter. The contract was awarded following a unanimous vote of the Fountain Hills Town Council.
Jack Brucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "For more than three decades, Rural/Metro has provided fire safety and emergency medical services to the citizens of Fountain Hills, and we are very proud of our long record of excellent service to the community. We look forward to serving Fountain Hills for many years to come."
Bryan Gibson, President of Rural/Metro Fire, added, "Fountains Hills is a great example of Rural/Metro's ability to partner in a community's public safety system and foster a mutual commitment to responsive, expert care and protection. We are very gratified by the continuing support of town leaders."
Rural/Metro Fire Department has been the exclusive provider of fire protection and emergency medical services in Fountain Hills for more than 35 years. The Town of Fountain Hills spans 17 square miles east of metropolitan Phoenix and is home to more than 23,000 residents.
Ken Smith, Vice President of Fire Operations, pointed to the long-standing dedication of Rural/Metro's firefighters and emergency medical service professionals and the difference they have made in the community. "Our personnel share a great deal of pride in serving the Town of Fountain Hills and take that responsibility seriously." Rural/Metro responds to approximately 3,000 calls for service there each year.
Rural/Metro Corporation provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services and private fire protection services in 22 states and approximately 400 communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.ruralmetro.com.
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