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2014.018.BA.0001a | Augusta Museum of History

AAA Ambulance Service

Artist/Creator

Fitz-Symms Distinctive Photography Studio

Date

April 16, 1970

Description

AAA Ambulance Service was owned and operated by Mike Lane and Thomas Schneider. In early 1969 the company was contracted by Richmond County to care for indigent patients. They took over the contract after the former ambulance service was accused of overcharging the city for individual patient trips. At this time it was the responsibility of the county to provide ambulance service but they were trying to shift responsibility to hospital authorities. AAA Ambulance Service provided care for $1,500 month fee for their first 25 patients and $25 for each additional patient. While many were pleased with their service, the ambulances were often criticized for speeding, running red lights, and noise violations. Despite criticisms, AAA Ambulance continued to serve Richmond County and its patients in need.

Credit Line

Donated in memory of Robert Symms, A-ASP, M. Photog. Cr. GFD & GSD, by Kirk and Lora Baxley.

Object ID

2014.018.BA.0001a

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