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.

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