A year ago, Exeter District Ambulance began a three-month trend of late arrivals that nearly cost the public ambulance company its contract to operate in Tulare County. It was a stark contrast to the final three months of 2018 when the tax-funded ambulance was nearly perfect.
District Manager Peter Sodhy delivered the good news to the Exeter District Ambulance (EDA) board of directors at its Jan. 28 meeting. Sodhy said EDA exceeded its required response times for its emergency calls in the fourth quarter. Each ambulance provider in Tulare County is required to have their crews arrive within 10 minutes of being dispatched to a life threatening call, priority 1 and 2 calls, at least 95% of the time. In October, EDA crews arrived within 10 minutes 97.14% of the time, the highest mark among county ambulance providers that month, and in November and December, they arrived within that time period every time, the only provider to do so during those months.
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