Bastrop County expected to approve contract for new 911 provider

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Bastrop commissioners are expected to approve a contract Tuesday for a new 911 EMS provider.

Acadian Ambulance, dispatched out of its Austin headquarters, will take over for Guardian EMS which has responded to 911 calls for more than five years in Bastrop.

Emergency Operations staff tell KXAN the formal transition is expected May 30 at 5 p.m.

As a KXAN Investigation first revealed last November, Guardian EMS was the subject of service complaints and failed state inspections.

The contract was put up for bids this past winter.

Just last month, Guardian EMS was bought out by Georgetown-based Allegiance Ambulance. It runs services in east and north Texas. 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. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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