[HISTORY: Adopted by the Rochester City Council 4-26-1988 by Ord. No. 88-143. (This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 28, Ambulance Service Operator, adopted 4-10-1962, as amended.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
All operators of ambulance services in the City of Rochester shall comply with the following regulations in addition to laws, rules and regulations established by the State of New York governing the operation of ambulance services:
No ambulance service operator or employee shall have any radio receiver capable of monitoring police or fire or Emergency Communications Center radio broadcasts in an ambulance unless written permission for the receiver has been granted by the Emergency Communications Center Manager.
[Amended 4-16-1996 by Ord. No. 96-125]
No ambulance service operator or employee shall knowingly use information obtained from monitoring police or fire or Emergency Communications Center radio broadcasts or obtained from other individuals engaged in monitoring police or fire or Emergency Communications Center radio broadcasts for the purpose of responding to calls dispatched to another ambulance.
Each ambulance which is used in emergency service shall be equipped with a two-way radio operating on an independent radio frequency authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. Such radio communications shall be maintained between each such ambulance in service and the ambulance operator's headquarters on a twenty-four-hour basis. Each ambulance service operator shall also maintain and provide at its own expense a direct telephone line to the Emergency Communications Center of the City on a twenty-four-hour basis.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, or by a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 to be recovered by the City of Rochester in a civil action.