It's a new deal for Augusta ambulance service.
City officials have been renegotiating with Gold Cross after Augusta Commissioners voted not to go out for proposals from other companies.
The new deal will save the city money, with Gold Cross agreeing to cut it's $1.2 million payment from the city over the three-year deal.
"We've agreed to cut it $120,000 the first year, $130,000 the second, and $150,000 [the third] for an overall savings of $150,000 over the life of the contract," says Gold Cross CEO Vince Brogdon. "Will service suffer at all?" we asked Brogdon. "No, service will not suffer, we'll make some adjustments internally to try and save some money," says Brogdon.
Gold Cross also agrees to maintain at least 10 ambulances on duty during peak times, something the old contract did not require the company to do.
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