Private ambulance company cost the tax payers nothing! I think you have it backwards AMR provides thier own staff, equipment and medical supplies along with giving medical supplies used on a call back to a fire department. There is no money provided to AMR out of the general fund. The FD wants to provide medcial service on thier rigs but do not transports if they do then the cost will go up. On the E911 service you only make about .25 cents on the dollar billed to insurance companies. I challeng you to take a look at the other Fire Department ran ambulance services in the County and see how many of them are subsidzed by the general fund and what the cost is for the avearge tax payer. We will be on the hook for millions of dollars if CSFD moves to transports in the City.
Out of one side of this Mayor mouth he says privatize everything then he wants to grow the government. We just got out from under the Hospital that he said the citizens were on the hook for millions and millions of dollars. Now we are getting in to another lost cause bottomless pit that we the tax payers will throw money after money into with nothing in return. So people hang on to you wallets this is going to cost us a lot of money. NO government based ambulance service in this country is making a profit. All of them including the ones ran local is being supplementing the cost out of their general fund. When they have to go and hire more crews, buy ambulance, medical supplies, maintenance and fuel not to mention the cost of salaries and benefits the cost of going to the hospital in Colorado Springs just went up
Are you going to be at the ESA board meeting I see it on their web site as 2 pm and Chief Brown is scheduled to speak? It would be nice to know what he is asking for from the current contractor and the ESA Board. What if anything is the City Council position on the current situation?
I would like to know if the city desires to negotiate a franchise fee to help pay for health clinics at fire stations then that cost would be passed on to ambulance rates and city residents. How would that affect rates to city - county residents and what would that increased cost would be to ambulance current transport rates?
What happen to the December meeting when Colorado Spring Council member stated that Colorado Springs Fire Department was going to present its proposal to the ESA Board? It appears that you just keep moving the release date of your grand proposal what a joke you all have become. Springs Fire has went from Heroes to Zeroes over night great job guys!
Pam do you know how many meetings has the Springs Fire and AMR has had since the ESA Special Board meeting in OCT that no one showed up for from Colorado Springs. Do you know if anyone from the ESA Board or any staff was present for the meetings and who attended the meetings?
Why is Colorado Spring Fire Department and the Mayor trying to tear apart the things that are working in Colorado Springs for?
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