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Resolution Automatic Aid and Mutual Aid Agreement With AMR 08-06-13

Resolution Automatic Aid and Mutual Aid Agreement With AMR 08-06-13

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Carmel City Council Agenda Item
Carmel City Council Agenda Item

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49
City CouncilAgenda
Item
Summary
Meeting Date: August 6, 2013
Prepared
by:
Michael
Calhoun
Name: Consideration
of
a Resolution authorizing the City
of
Carmel by-the-Sea to enter intoan automatic aid and mutual aid agreement with American Medical Response(AMR)
to
provide ambulance and emergency medical services outside each agency'srespective designated response areas.Description:American Medical Response (AMR) is the contract emergency medical serviceprovider for Monterey County and responsible for providing Advance Life Support(ALS) ambulance services in their operational boundaries within the County
of
Monterey as authorized
by
the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency.Since September
of
2008, AMR, Carmel Fire
&
Ambulance (CF A) and MontereyCounty Regional Fire District (MCRFD) have integrated emergency medicalservices through the implementation
of
an automatic aid and mutual aid agreementbased on the closest or most appropriate resource.This new agreement modifies theclosest ambulanceresponse to a contract compliance agreement
to
respond
to
requests for service in adjoining response areas when identified as the closest ormost appropriate resource.The closest or most appropriate ambulance will continueto respond
to
life threatening incidents such as a heart attack or difficulty breathing.The most appropriate resource will be determined by the EMS dispatcher, automaticvehicle locator (AVL) and known response barriers for priority one (code three)medical service calls
as
determined by the EMS dispatcher.Entry into this agreement does not waive any rights maintained
by
Carmel FireAmbulance pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1797.201, including theright
to
provide emergency medical services and medical transportation serviceswithin the boundaries
of
the City
of
Carmel -by-the-Sea.The Automatic Aid and Mutual Aid Agreements were reviewed by the CityAttorney.Fiscal Impact:Carmel Fire
&
Ambulance generates approximately
38
%of
revenue from providingemergency medical services outside the boundaries
of
Carmel. Under this newagreement, staff believes revenues should remain about the same.
Staff
Recommendation:Adopt the Resolution authorizing Carmel by-the-Sea to enter into an automatic aidagreement with American Medical Response (AMR).
 
50
Important
Considerations:N/ADecision Record:
N/
AReviewed
by:
I
Jason
~
City Administrator
2
Meeting
Date:
August
6,2013
Prepared
b
y:
Michael
Ca
lhoun
 
51
CITYOF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEACITY COUNCILRESOLUTION 2013-A RESOLUTION OFTHE CITYCOUNCIL OF THE CITY OFCARMEL-BY-THE-SEA AUTHORIZING THE CITYOFCARMEL TO ENTER INTO AN AUTOMATIC AID ANDMUTUAL AIDAGREEMENT WITH AMERICAN MEDICALRESPONSE (AMR) TOPROVIDE AMBULANCE AND EMERGENCY MEDICALSERVICESWITHINEACH AGENCY'SRESPECTIVE DESIGNATED RESPONSEAREA.
WHEREAS, The City
of
Carmel-by-the-Sea and American Medical Response(AMR)aregeographicallylocated inclose proximity
of
each other withintheCounty
of
Monterey;and.WHEREAS, this agreement is forthe provision
of
Automatic Aid and Mutual Aid only, anddoes notgrant exclusive operatingprivileges toCarmel Fire
&
Ambulanceand
AMR
outside
of
their currentdesignateddistricts;and WHEREAS, automatic aid is renderedtofor emergency medical services/events constituting so called day-to-day automatic aidarisingout
of
CarmelFire
&
Ambulance and AMRambulance unitsbeing theclosest available
or
mostappropriate emergency medicalservices resourceto specific emergent ambulancerequests;and WHEREAS, thisagreementis reciprocal
in
thatforCarmel Fire
&
Ambulanceand AMRproviding automatic aid within their specifiedresponseareas, the Countyshallallow Carmel Fire
&
Ambulance and AMR to retain its own agency'sstructuredbillingschedule. NOW, THEREFORE,
BE
IT RESOLVEDTHAT THE CITY COUNCIL OFTHECITY OFCARMEL-BY-THE-SEA DOES:
1.
AuthorizetheCity
of
Carmel-by-the-Sea to enterintoa automatic aid agreement with
AMR
toprovide emergency medical services outside their designated areas and as identified asresponsezonesasshownon Exhibit"
A"
within the vvritten agreement.2. Authorize the City Administratortosigntheagreementsubject toany requiredlanguage modifications.[THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

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