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AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE COMPLETES ACQUISITION; NATION'S LEADING PROVIDER OF AMBULANCE SERVICES ESTABLISHES BASE IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST

 BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Response, Inc. (NYSE: EMT) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Buck Medical Services, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore. Buck Ambulance Services, Oregon's largest provider of pre-hospital medical care and ambulance services, had revenues of approximately $14 million in 1991. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
 Paul M. Verrochi, chairman and chief executive officer of American Medical Response, said, "Since signing the letter of intent, we have been pleased to have our original impressions Buck Ambulance Services confirmed. During these past several weeks, it has become apparent that the value we place on Buck's excellent record and the strength of its management is held in high regard nationally. The company's reputation for providing the highest quality ambulance services in its community makes it an ideal fit in our growing national network of ambulance services providers."
 Mr. Verrochi also commented, "Ultimately, it is Buck's excellent management team, the expertise and dedication of its employees, and its financial strength that make it a valuable addition in the American Medical Response partnership of companies."
 Dennis Marsh, president of Buck Medical Services, said, "We are delighted to join the American Medical Response family of companies. Most importantly, American's emphasis on providing high quality service makes it an ideal partner for our company and our entire community. We look forward to bringing the benefits of American's broad resources to the community we serve today and, in the future to an expanded service area in the Pacific Northwest."
 American Medical Response is the leading provider of emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital transportation in the $4 billion ambulance services industry, and is the only publicly owned ambulance service in the United States. It currently serves an aggregate population of more than 5 million people in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi and Colorado. American Medical Response responded to more than 300,000 emergency service calls last year. The company had net revenues in 1991 of approximately $94 million. Through strategic acquisitions, American Medical Response intends to penetrate new areas of the country while expanding and consolidating its service in established regions.
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 /CONTACT: James McGrath of American Medical Response, 617-261-1600, or Matthew Harrington of Edelman Public Relations, 212-704-8103, for American Medical Response/
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CO: American Medical Response, Inc.; Buck Medical Services, Inc. ST: Massachusetts, Oregon IN: HEA SU: TNM

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