JAMESTOWN — The City of Jamestown and W.C.A. Services Corporation (ALSTAR), a member of the UPMC family, officially signed the contract for ambulance services in the city.
The contract replaces the expired contract between the City and ALSTAR that had been in place for the past 21 years.
Mayor Eddie Sundquist said, “We thank those at ALSTAR for their cooperation with the City over this past year as we negotiated with them the contract for this much needed service for the residents of the City of Jamestown. There are several benefits in the new contract, including that it will allow the fire department to bill insurance for calls which should result in a significant increase in monies the city collects,” Mayor Eddie Sundquist said.
ALSTAR Executive Director David Thomas said, “We are ecstatic to work out a new deal with the City. This deepens a long-term relationship between ALSTAR and the City, and the benefits to both sides are numerous. I thank the City for its cooperation and openness to signing a new deal.”
The contract also expands services to the City by allowing the Jamestown Fire Department access to ALSTAR’s training center, access to billing services, and annual exercises between the ambulance service and the City. City Council approved the contract at their October voting session.