Fire Chief Gabriel recommends approving and authorizing the City Manager to execute the renewal contract to provide Ambulance Service to our Ambulance District.
The City of Coalinga has contracted with Fresno County through the Central California Emergency Medical Service Authority to provide ambulance service since the 1980s. The county provides a stipend to reimburse the City for dry runs and uncompensated transports. The stipend amount for this contract is $24,000 per year, and is a reduction of $21,000 from the previous contract.
This contract represents a renewal of our previous contract which will expire on June 30, 2019. The terms of our agreement are unchanged from the previous contract, except that:
- We are no longer required to turnover uncollected accounts to Fresno County
2. Reduction of $1,750 monthly ($21,000 annual) from the previous contract that Fresno County was including for the coverage of the City of Huron. If during the term of this contract, we are able to resume primary coverage as the closest ambulance, this stipend will resume as in the past.
- Not approve the contract, and discontinue providing ambulance service to our established district.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
Reduction of $21,000 to the City's General Fund from previous years until we are able to resume primary coverage to the City of Huron.