This Advanced Life Support ambulance represents a nearly $200,000 investment in vehicle and medical equipment, putting it among the top 10-15 percent of ALS ambulances in the state, owner Judd Symon said. Emergency medical technician Mike Brorson (l) and paramedic Karen Brorson display just a few of the signs of the publicâ€™s sentiments of gratitude and praise received by the companyâ€™s service lately. Photo by Marilyn Blake Philip
At the end of months of off-and-on negotiations, the City of Bishop and Symons Emergency Specialties representatives have come to whatâ€™s being called a mutually beneficial agreement.
At a Dec. 16 meeting, owner Judd Symons, City Administrator Keith Caldwell and Police Chief Chris Carter ironed out a two-part agreement. BPD dispatch will continue â€śto provide dispatch service at a reduced amount and Symons agreed to pay its in-arrears account, through the end of 2013,â€ť Carter said.
According to Carter, â€śDuring the meeting, Judd Symons was open, honest and forthright about the issues that Symons has had to deal with in recent months. In addition, he offered his sincere apologies to the city that this contract issue had not been properly addressed earlier.â€ť Caldwell added, â€śWeâ€™re very pleased at the progress made today and look forward to our continued partnership with Symons Ambulance. Both Symons and the City of Bishop remain committed to providing the best level of service we can.â€ť
Read more in the Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.