Rural/Metro’s Division President speaks out

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  After news of a major ambulance provider pulling out of some Indiana communities, 24-Hour News 8 spoke to Rural/Metro’s Division President on Thursday.

Mark Lashley said the service to the six Indiana communities were running at a significant loss – simply because there weren’t enough runs. He said just under 300 employees, mostly EMTs, will lose their jobs.

Lashley said the communities didn’t find subsidies needed to continue the service and that this hasn’t happened elsewhere in the country.

“For us as a company, we’re doing fairly well outside of Indiana. I mean we’re strong. We’re meeting our expectations as a company financially so we’re operating well. This really is very specific to Indiana,” Lashley told 24-Hour News 8 on Thursday.

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