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5:17 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Rural Metro Prepares for Possible Bankruptcy

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The company that provides ambulance service to the Rochester area may be facing bankruptcy.

A report in the Wall Street Journal says Rural/Metro Corporation, which is based in Arizona, is preparing for possible bankruptcy protection.

According to the paper, the company says its financial troubles are due to the fact that ambulance drivers are not permitted to deny emergency transportation to those who are uninsured.  The report says the number of uninsured people has increased due to persistent unemployment.

A spokesperson for the company in Rochester was quoted as saying that Rural/Metro will be continuing local services as usual.

Rural/Metro operates in 21 states and nearly 700 communities.