[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Clairton 3-28-1989 by Ord. No. 1449. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Department — See Ch. 89.
The provision of emergency ambulance services is an important and necessary government function related to the health, safety and welfare of the people of the City.
The City recognizes the need to ensure the availability of qualified emergency ambulance services at all times and without interruption to all people within the City.
The City finds that it cannot provide or ensure the availability of such qualified services to all people at all times unless it undertakes to maintain an ambulance service as a government function or contracts with another provider to maintain an ambulance service in the City.
The City finds that it is imperative, for the protection of the people of the City and to make certain the constant availability of qualified emergency ambulance services, to contract with a private ambulance service.
The City Council, upon approval of a majority of the members thereof, is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with a private ambulance service for the purpose of providing emergency ambulance care in the City of Clairton, and the Mayor is authorized to execute such an agreement. Any agreement previously approved by the Council is hereby ratified.
The ambulance service designated by the City Council under § 9-2 shall be the endorsed emergency ambulance service for the City, and all calls or requests for emergency ambulance care received by the City's dispatch service or a dispatch service acting on the City's behalf shall be forwarded to the endorsed ambulance service.
The ambulance service designated by the City shall be the sole ambulance service authorized to offer subscription rates or to solicit subscribers for emergency ambulance service in the City.
It shall be unlawful for any provider of emergency ambulance services to interfere with the City's designated emergency ambulance service in the performance of its duties under the agreement entered into with the City, unless specifically requested to do so by the City or by its designated ambulance service.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to otherwise violate the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 4-14-1992 by Ord. No. 1518]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.