[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Saratoga Springs 6-19-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 16.
Police Department — See Ch. 36.
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety, and welfare of people in the City of Saratoga Springs by establishing regulations that help to assure that persons receiving pre-hospital care and ambulance service in the City will receive appropriate and adequate care and attention. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the City of Saratoga Springs that all pre-hospital care and ambulance services available in the City shall be available from personnel trained, certified, and prepared to render advanced life support services.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to City Charter §§ 6D and 6.3.2 authorizing the Commissioner of Public Safety to establish Public Safety Service Programs and Emergency Medical Services Plans.
The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have authority to establish standards, rules, and regulations for providers of pre-hospital emergency medical care and ambulance services in the City in accordance with NYS DOH laws governing the licensing of these services.
The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have authority to establish procedures to direct, centralize, and process all calls for pre-hospital emergency medical care and ambulance service to assure efficient and prompt response.
The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have authority to establish, from time to time, committees to review the effectiveness of emergency medical care and ambulance services in the City and to make recommendations for improvement.