posted on April 10, 2011 09:45
Contract ambulance services between two cities
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Type of Jurisdictions Involved
Specific Jurisdictions Involved
City of Eau Claire, City of Altoona
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:
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.
According to City of Altoona Adminstrator (in 2008), the contract for ambulance services cuts the cost of an ambulance call nearly in half.