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Ads Defend Dispatch Decision

San Joaquin County (Calif.) supervisors took the unusual step of buying full-page ads in at least four area newspapers to explain their position on moving EMS dispatching from the Stockton Fire Department to ambulance provider American Medical Response (AMR). The cities of Stockton, Manteca and Lodi protested the move, and the county had to go to court to force their participation. Supervisor Victor Mow said the commissioners weren’t receiving fair press, and ran the ads to accurately express their viewpoints. Read more here.

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