City of Meriden, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Meriden 2-3-1975 (Ch. 13, Art. II of the 1963 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 200.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Emergency medical services generally — See C.G.S. § 19a-175 et seq.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AMBULANCE
A motor vehicle specifically designed to carry patients.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
No person shall operate an ambulance service or act as an ambulance technician, driver or instructor without a license properly issued for said purpose by the State Commissioner of Public Health in accordance with Chapter 368D of the Connecticut General Statutes.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
No person shall operate any ambulance principally garaged, housed or used in the City of Meriden, upon the streets of the City of Meriden, without first obtaining a license as hereinafter provided from the Director of Health and Human Services of the City of Meriden. Such license shall be in effect for a period of one year from date of issue unless sooner revoked. Said license may be renewed and continued in effect for further periods of one year on application to the Director of Health and Human Services and upon payment of the required license fee. The fee for an ambulance license shall be $10. Separate licenses shall be required for each ambulance.
[Amended 9-15-1980]
[Amended 9-15-1980]
A. 
The Director of Health and Human Services of the City of Meriden shall prepare forms for application for license. The forms shall include such information as said Director shall find reasonably necessary for the administration of this chapter.
B. 
No ambulance which is to be licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall be operated unless and until the application is approved and the license issued.
C. 
Regardless of the date of original application and license, all ambulances licensed by the City of Meriden shall be relicensed annually on April 1, such date to coincide with the issuance of a certificate of registration by the State of Connecticut.
[Amended 9-15-1980]
A. 
The Director of Health and Human Services shall inspect the vehicles and premises designated in an application hereunder and shall certify his approval when he finds that such vehicles and premises are suitable from a standpoint of health and sanitation for the conduct of an ambulance business, that such vehicles are properly equipped and that all state laws and local ordinances relating to health, safety and sanitation have been complied with.
B. 
Each and every ambulance used or operated within the limits of the City of Meriden shall at all times be subject to inspection by the Director of Health and Human Services of the City of Meriden or his authorized representative.
A. 
Each ambulance shall be operated with at least two emergency medical technicians, both of whom shall have completed successfully an eighty-one-hour emergency medical technician course and shall have conformed to all pertinent requirements of this chapter to the satisfaction of the Director of Health and Human Services.
[Amended 9-15-1980]
B. 
At all times when the ambulance is in motion, one emergency medical technician is to function as the operator of the vehicle while the second emergency medical technician shall provide necessary emergency services, within the scope of his or her training, to the transportee.
[Amended 9-15-1980]
The City Council of the City of Meriden shall establish rules and regulations for the proper operation of ambulances in the City of Meriden, which rules and regulations shall set forth the equipment to be carried by each ambulance.
[Amended 9-15-1980]
A. 
No person shall drive or serve as an emergency medical technician of an ambulance licensed hereunder without first procuring a certificate of competency from the Director of Health and Human Services of the City of Meriden. Any person desiring a certificate of competency as an ambulance driver or emergency medical technician shall make application in writing therefor to said Director of Health and Human Services. Before the issuance of any such certificate, the applicant therefor shall present evidence of his qualifications to the satisfaction of the Director of Health and Human Services and submit to such physical examination as the Director of Health and Human Services may prescribe.
B. 
Certificates of competency shall be renewed annually by persons holding said certificates. Renewal certificates shall be issued by the Director of Health and Human Services as provided herein for the issuance of original certificates. Upon failure of any person to renew said certificates as herein provided, such certificates shall be revoked by the Director of Health and Human Services.
Every person operating or driving any such ambulance in the City of Meriden shall at all times in the operation of such ambulance comply with all state statutes and regulations governing the operation of motor vehicles and with traffic ordinances and regulations established by the Traffic Authority of the City of Meriden; provided, however, that in cases of extreme emergency the driver may be exempt from such statutes, ordinances and regulations to the extent permitted by § 14-283 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.
No bell or siren on such ambulance shall be rung, sounded or blown except in case of extreme emergency when responding to a call or transporting a patient to a hospital, clinic or doctor's office.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not exceeding $200 or be imprisoned for not exceeding 30 days, or both. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.