PERTH AMBOY – The city is currently accepting bids to provide emergency medical services and basic life-support ambulance service as a result of a recent court decision.
Earlier this year, Perth Amboy planned to lay off city emergency medical technicians and contract Raritan Bay Medical Center to provide emergency medical service to city residents. The Perth Amboy Fire Department Professional Emergency Medical Technicians International Association of Firefighters Local 3994, which represents the EMTs, obtained a temporary restraining order preventing the city from entering into the contract, which would have saved an estimated $460,000.
According to city officials, Raritan Bay Medical Center has picked up the request for proposals, but they are not sure who else might submit a bid by the Aug. 5 deadline.
“We’re awaiting any response,” Perth Amboy Business Administrator Jane Feigenbaum said.
The request for proposals seeks applicants who are willing to provide emergency medical and ambulance services within Perth Amboy for the next five years. The applicant must be willing to hire some of the city’s 10 full-time EMTs and will have the option to lease garage and office space at the Fire Department headquarters and lease or purchase three city ambulances.
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