Ambulance revenue report
The first year of operation for the city-run ambulance service in Saratoga Springs saw an additional 1,000 emergency medical calls come through the city Fire Department, bringing in more than a half-million dollars in net revenue.
A full story on the revenue can be found HERE.
The Fire Department began providing the city’s ambulance service in February 2012, after the previous, private provider, Saratoga Emergency Medical Services, went out of business because of financial problems.
In a report prepared by Fire Chief Robert Williams and released earlier this year, the city said the ambulance responded to 3,223 calls through Jan. 31, an average of just less than nine calls per day. Most were for patients who were transported to Saratoga Hospital.
The entire report is available below.
The Fire Department was already responding to emergency medical calls before it took over the ambulance service, averaging just more than 2,200 responses per year. Empire Ambulance, a private service based at Saratoga Hospital, is providing backup when both city ambulances are in use, but the city was able to handle 87.5 percent of calls.
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