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AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE COMPLETES CONNECTICUT ACQUISITION

 BOSTON, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Response, Inc. (NYSE: EMT) announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Bridgeport Ambulance Services, Inc., headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn. Bridgeport Ambulance, which serves the city of Bridgeport and its surrounding communities, had revenues of approximately $5.1 million in 1992. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
 "Our existing beachhead operation in New Haven provides us with the opportunity to realize significant synergies at Bridgeport Ambulance. In the long run, we believe that these synergies will benefit both the Bridgeport community and our patients," commented Paul M. Verrochi, chairman and chief executive officer of American Medical Response. "Over the past 26 year, Bridgeport Ambulance and its owner, Joe Lansing, have built an outstanding record of service, one which we intend to build upon."
 American Medical Response is the leading provider of emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care in the ambulance services industry. It currently serves an aggregate population of over six million people in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington. American Medical Response responded to more than 450,000 total emergency service calls during 1992. Through the consolidation of local service providers, American intends to expand and build its service areas and maintain its position as the country's leading ambulance service provider.
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 /CONTACT: James E. McGrath, director of American Medical Response, 617-261-1600, or Robert C. Hubbell of Edelman Worldwide, 212-704-8255, for American Medical Response/
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