SOURCE: Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation

April 06, 2010 18:00 ET

Rural/Metro Chief Administrative Officer Leaves Company in Conjunction With Departmental Reorganization

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) -  Rural/Metro Corporation (NASDAQ: RURL), a leading national provider of ambulance and private fire protection services, today announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Brian O. Allery, has left the company in conjunction with a reorganization of the Corporate Administration Department.

"It is our objective to regularly evaluate our operational structure and adopt changes that will benefit the overall enterprise," said Conrad A. Conrad, interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Allery's position was eliminated as part of the Company's decision to streamline risk management, insurance, human resources, benefits, real estate and purchasing services to better serve its field operations and enhance efficiency. Responsibilities for these matters have been assigned to other corporate executives.

The Company does not expect the transition to have an impact on day-to-day business operations.

About Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services and private fire protection services in 20 states and approximately 400 communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit the Rural/Metro Corporation's web site at

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Contact Information

    Liz Merritt, Rural/Metro Corporation
    (480) 606-3337
    Sharrifah Al-Salem, FD
    (415) 293-4414