November 23, 2014 4:25 PM ET

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Company Overview of Rural/Metro Corporation

Company Overview

Rural/Metro Corporation offers private ambulance and fire protection services. The company provides emergency ambulance and interfacility ambulance services. Additionally, it offers special event ambulance services for state fairs, concerts, block parties, marathons, golf tournaments, and cycling events. The company also provides community fire protection, industrial fire protection, and wildland fire protection services. It serves local governments and hospitals and healthcare systems. Rural/Metro Corporation was founded in 1948 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

9221 East Via De Ventura

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

United States

Founded in 1948

5,966 Employees



Key Executives for Rural/Metro Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 50
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 47
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 58
Senior Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rural/Metro Corporation Key Developments

Rural/Metro Corporation Announces Realignment of Organizational Structure for Improved Performance; Plan to Reduce Approximately 100 Positions

Rural/Metro Corporation announced an organizational realignment aimed at optimizing operational efficiency and positioning the company for improved performance and long-term success. Effective October 30, 2013, the company is implementing a corporate restructuring that will standardize organizational structures, job titles and responsibilities across all of its markets. The enhanced organizational model will be more cost-effective, will ensure continuity and focus on it's critical business drivers patient care, employee care and business care and will foster the sharing of best practices across all business units. As part of its organizational realignment, the company's workforce will be reduced by approximately 100 positions, or 1% of the total workforce.

Rural/Metro Cuts 5 Positions as Part of 'Restructuring'

Rural/Metro eliminated five Knox County positions, citing a plan for 'financial restructuring' that's been in the works since August. The director of fire subscription marketing position was eliminated, along with a billing clerk, supply clerk, hospital liaison and customer service representative. One position was already vacant.

Rural/Metro Corporation Wins $1.8 Million Federal Contract

Rural/Metro Corporation won a $1,804,328 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Western New York Health Care System, Cheektowaga, N.Y., for ambulance services at Buffalo and Batavia V.A. Medical Centers. Places of performance will be in Buffalo and Batavia, N.Y.

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