Rural Metro gets new air ambulance to help transport patients

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Rural Metro’s recent takeover by AMR has provided them with a new air ambulance.

The air ambulance will be operated locally by Rural Metro and provides specialty service for patients that need to seek medical attention at facilities further away.

“We can not only transport patients who have a need for specialty services but if there happens to be a patient in the area that needs to relocate themselves, get back to their home, we can accommodate that for them now as well,” said Jay Smith, a division general manager with Rural Metro.

AMR’s air ambulance provides services across the country, including the Cleveland Clinic and more locations in and out of state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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