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East Grand Rapids to join group setting ambulance standards
East Grand Rapids to join group setting ambulance standards

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The standards for ambulances running in East Grand Rapids may soon change.

During its regular meeting Monday night, the city commission approved joining an ambulance consortium with other Kent County communities.  The consortium would establish across-the-board ambulance service standards for all communities involved, through contracts. East Grand Rapids currently works with AMR Ambulance, but the city does not have a contract with the company. 

City Manager Brian Donovan says communities that are part of the consortium will create an oversight group which will make sure all ambulance companies are abiding by contractual standards. By consolidating regulation, each community will save staff time and money.

Donovan says Wyoming, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Rockford and Plainfield Township have all joined or are considering joining the consortium.  He hopes to sit down with leaders of each participating community to create contractual standards within the next couple months.