Pending the final approval of commissioners, it looks like Rural/Metro will continue to provide emergency medical services in Knox County.
The company's contract was set to expire in July 2013, so Knox County put out a request for proposals (RFP) for companies who were interested in the job. They received three proposals, one from Rural/Metro, one from American Medical Response (AMR), and one from Falck USA.
On Thursday, an evaluation committee revealed their recommendation to stay with Rural/Metro for five more years. Knox County Commissioners will vote on the contract in December.
Rural/Metro has held the contract since 1985.
"The emergency medical services RFP process was thorough and professional, and I appreciate the hard work of everyone involved, especially the evaluation committee members," said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. "I also want to thank the organizations that submitted proposals, and we all look forward to seeing that Knox County residents continue to receive quality emergency medical services," said Mayor Tim Burchett.