New ambulance service provider selected for Biloxi

Pafford Medical Services has been selected as the new ambulance service provider for Biloxi.

In June, the city created a new emergency medical services district and requested proposals for a new ambulance service to address the specific needs of Biloxi residents and visitors.

Proposals were received in October and after evaluations, Pafford EMS was selected. Finalization of the contract for the new service is expected in the next several days, after which, it will be presented to the Biloxi City Council for approval on Dec. 19.

The Biloxi Fire Department has 168 firefighters and 10 stations across the city and responds to about 180 calls a week, with two-thirds of those being for medical emergencies, minor and major. Having a dedicated ambulance service will allow the department to work closely with EMS staff and create a system that can adapt over time.

Pafford EMS, with its Mississippi headquarters in the central part of the state, has been in service for more than fifty years with divisions in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
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