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In Connecticut's world of emergency Medical services, fragmentation is the name of the game. It may not surprise many people in the Land of Steady Habits, where cities and towns often operate as their own fiefdoms, but nearly every municipality in the state has its own way of providing emergency Medical transport services. When half-million or so 911 calls are place each year by Connecticut residents, just who show up to provide life-saving support depends on the location. Some cities, like Hartford, outsource Ambulance transport services to private companies. In Wallingford, emergency Medical transport services are provided in-house by paramedics employed by the town. For other municipalities, like East Hartford, it's mixed bag. They outsource Ambulance transport services to neighboring cities but use in-house paramedics. The bifurcated system, experts say, is largely the result of an industry still in its infancy. Modern day emergency medical services only date back to the 1970s, making it one of the youngest and still developing public services in existence. Even still, Connecticut's hodgepodge approach raises questions about efficiency and cost effectiveness. As cities and towns face continual budget challenges, calls for regionalizing public services continue to grow louder. Oftentimes in Connecticut, people want to have their service in their own control, say Daniel Savelli, operations Chief of Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Inc. But now I think economic realities are starting to set in. There are a lot of emergency medical services organizations struggling to retain managers and funding to be leader in public safety and patient care. Besides being fragment, emergency Medical Service in Connecticut is highly regulate. The State Department of Public Health controls which companies or organizations can provide transport services in each city or town. As a result, state also has a heavy influence over the system's structure. In Connecticut, emergency Medical transport services are provided by various entities, including municipal, volunteer, commercial and nonprofit organizations. The structure a city or town chooses rests on many factors, including population size, call volume and cost. In Hartford, for example, ambulance services are outsource to two private companies: American Medical Response, which is the largest commercial player in the state, and Aetna Ambulance Service Inc. That structure didn't develop by chance, said Andrew Jaffee, city's director of emergency services and telecommunications. During the 1990s, AMR was the lead dog in Connecticut, controlling nearly 66 percent of the commercial market after buying out many of its competitors. In 1999, however, AMR was forced to give up 40 percent of its Hartford market share after complaints emerged about the company's longer than average 911 call response times. Rather than face an antitrust lawsuit from then Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, AMR decided to pare down some of its Connecticut holdings. Now AMR controls the north end of the city, while Aetna Ambulance Service Inc. Operate south end of Hartford. Jaffee says outsourcing saves city taxpayers money because they don't have to foot the bill for ambulance trucks, equipment or staff.

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