No person, firm or corporation shall operate or cause to be operated any ambulance, public or private, or any other vehicle commonly used for the transportation or conveyance of the sick or injured, without having such vehicle equipped with a set of simple first aid and splint appliances approved by the Health Officer or his authorized designee, and having in attendance at all times such vehicle is in use persons who have obtained certificates of fitness as ambulance attendants from the Health Officer or his authorized designee.
(a) Each ambulance shall carry, at all times when the ambulance is in use as such, the following required equipment: equipment adequate for dressing wounds; splinting fractures; controlling hemorrhage; providing oxygen; and maintaining airways. In determining the adequacy of equipment, the Health Officer or his designee shall take into consideration the current list of minimal equipment for ambulances, adopted by the American College of Surgeons or its duly authorized Committee on Trauma.
(b) Each vehicle operated as an ambulance shall be equipped with two-way radio communications, Federal Communications Commission licensed, where engaged in performing emergency services to the community; such equipment to be of adequate power to communicate within a twenty-five (25) mile radius of its base station and shall conform in all respects to the recommendations of the Michigan Department of Public Health.
(c) Each motor vehicle operated as a land ambulance shall be air conditioned.
(d) Each motor vehicle operated as an ambulance shall be of model and make to insure safe and comfortable transportation of a patient, and must have sufficient head room to accommodate the patient in a Fowler’s position as recommended by the Michigan Department of Public Health.
(e) Each ambulance shall have adequate lighting for care of patients when doors are closed.
(Ord. 2507, passed 7-28-1975)
First aid equipment required, see § 7-6