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Layoffs announced at Pharr EMS

2 months 4 days 9 hours ago Friday, September 23 2022 Sep 23, 2022 September 23, 2022 9:52 PM September 23, 2022 in News - Local

Citing a lack of support from surrounding communities, the city of Pharr announced Friday they “reduced” the workforce for their ambulance company, Pharr EMS.

“Recently, entities representing some of the communities that Pharr EMS was servicing did not agree to provide the necessary support to continue serving these areas,” the city of Pharr said in a statement. “Therefore, Pharr EMS had no choice but to cease operations and reduce its assigned workforce.”

Last week, Pharr EMS announced they were cutting service to dozens of cities in western Hidalgo County due to a lack of subsidies from cities contracted with the EMS service that are used to pay for patients unable to pay their bill.

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“Pharr EMS welcomes the rehiring of eligible employees when there presents an increase in demand for services,” the release stated. “The city would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all EMS employees for their dedicated service to our community.”

Read the full statement below:

“It has been the City of Pharr's honor to take on the monumental and historic task of providing the highest-quality 911 and EMS services to Pharr residents as well as to surrounding communities in need. Pharr leaders stepped in to ensure there was continuity of services for residents in neighboring communities that would have otherwise been left without these critical, life-saving services. Pharr EMS has the resources, manpower, training, equipment, and support to serve the regional South Texas area, when services are requested.

Recently, entities representing some of the communities that Pharr EMS was servicing did not agree to provide the necessary support to continue serving these areas. Therefore, Pharr EMS had no choice but to cease operations and reduce its assigned workforce. The City notified the affected employees of the change on Friday, September 23, 2022. Pharr EMS welcomes the rehiring of eligible employees when there presents an increase in demand for services. The City would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all EMS employees for their dedicated service to our community.”

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