Common Council members are again blasting Rural Metro following reports of slow service in critical situations.
It has been a recurring theme at Council sessions, complaints about Rural Metro service, especially during the years when there was no contract for ambulance service. Now, there's a contract although Rural Metro says it isn't in effect yet.
The ambulance company is being invited to come to an October 6 Legislation Committee meeting to talk about problems.
Councilmember Joe Golombek cited a complaint he received.
"A football coach from Riverside High School called me a few weeks ago and said that one of his students, one of his players had a broken leg. It was deja vu all over again for me because I had two incidents like that with my RiverRock Little League football a couple of years ago where injured football players lay there writhing in agony for 35-40 minutes," Golombek said.
Other council members cited somewhat similar situations, including one involving two injured police officers from a collision of patrol cars where officers took their comrades to the hospital themselves because of delays.
Rural Metro says it will attend the committee meeting and explain how things work.