Contract ambulance services between two cities

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

City

 

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

City of Eau Claire, City of Altoona

 

County

Eau Claire

 

Region

Northwestern

 

Type of Agreement

Consolidation of Services

 

Implementation and Incubation

The City of Altoona contracts with the City of Eau Claire to provide ambulance service.  The contract was approved in 2008.  To read more about the contract see this article from the Altoona Star:

ALTOONA CHANGES AMBULANCE SERVICE.pdf

 

Factors Involved

The primary reasons that the collaboration was pursued were a desire for cost savings and enhanced service delivery.  Previous to the contract, ambulance services in the City of Altoona were provided by a private company, and there was the desire to establish more stability in ambulance coverage for the City.  Previous to the contract, the City of Eau Claire Fire Department responded to roughly 10% of City of Altoona ambulance calls. 

 

Benefits

According to City of Altoona Adminstrator (in 2008), the contract for ambulance services cuts the cost of an ambulance call nearly in half.  

 

Results

 

 

Web Site

 

 

Project Contact

Bill Spangler
wspangler@ci.altoona.wi.us
(715) 379-8188

 

Contact

 

Abstract

 

 

Agreement

 
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