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Tinley Park Switches Ambulance Service Providers

Trustees said the the change could save the village $800,000.

Tinley Park Switches Ambulance Service Providers

Tinley Park trustees voted Tuesday night to go with a new provider of ambulance services, moving away from its longtime provider Trace.

The switch from Trace to Kurtz is projected to save the village roughly $800,000 over the course of the four-year, $3,758,531 contract. 

Included in the terms is the addition of an additional ambulance during peak service hours, and GPS systems added to all ambulances.

Kurtz will give hiring preference to paramedics currently working in the village, a representative told trustees. 

"We're getting a more sophisticated system with Kurtz in terms of tracking ambulances," Public Safety Chairman Brian Maher said during the meeting. 

The village has used Tinley Park-based Trace since 1979. 

>> via Chicago Tribune

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