No person, either owner or employee, shall drive any ambulance, public or private, or any other vehicle commonly used for the transportation or conveyance of the sick or injured on emergency runs, for hire in the City of Flint without having first obtained a license from the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall issue a license to a driver, attendant or attendant-driver hereunder, valid for a period of one (1) year, unless earlier suspended, revoked, or terminated when he finds that the applicant:
      (a)   Is not addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors or narcotics and is morally fit for the position;
      (b)   Is able to speak or communicate, read and write the English language;
      (c)   Has attained the age of 18 years;
      (d)   Has been found by a duly licensed physician to be of sound physique, possessing eyesight corrected to at least 20/40 in the better eye, and free of physical defects or diseases which might impair the ability to drive or attend an ambulance; and
      (e)   That such applicant has a currently valid certificate evidencing successful completion of an advanced first aid course given by the American Red Cross and has Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation Certification by the Michigan Heart Association and/or American Red Cross.
   All applicants for licenses hereunder shall fill out upon a blank form to be supplied by the office of the City Clerk a statement giving his full name, present residence, place of residence for five years previous thereto, age, height, weight, color of eyes and hair, place of birth, length of time he has resided in the County of Genesee, married or single, how long he has driven an automobile, whether he has ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or found guilty of a violation of any traffic laws, whether he has been licensed previously as a driver or chauffeur, and if so when and where, whether his license has ever been revoked and for what cause, which statement shall be subscribed and sworn to by the applicant and filed with the City Clerk as a permanent record; each applicant must file with his application two recent photographs of himself of a size which may easily be attached to the license, when issued, and one filed with the application, which said application shall be referred to the City Administrator for investigation and examination as to whether the applicant is worthy, capable, of good moral character and properly qualified by experience to operate and drive an ambulance, and as soon as the examination has been completed, return the application with his report thereon, to the City Council. Upon approval of the application by the City Council, and upon payment to the City Clerk of the fee provided herein, the ambulance driver’s license shall be granted to the applicant by the City Clerk. For each new application, the fee shall be established from time to time by resolution of the City Council, kept on file by the City Clerk, and contained in Appendix A of the City Code. A fee shall be returned to the applicant if, after investigation, the license renewal is denied. Said fee shall be established in Appendix A. The said ambulance driver’s license granted hereunder shall contain a true photograph of the licensee, the licensee’s name, residence, age, height, weight, color of hair, color of eyes, and his signature. A full and complete copy of each application filed and each license issued hereunder, together with record entries of renewals or revocations thereof, shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
   Within one year of the original application for license hereunder, and prior to the issuance of any renewal thereof, the applicant for a license shall have enrolled in an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance (EMT-A) Course, recognized and/or certified by the Michigan Department of Public Health, and within two years of the original application for license and prior to the issuance of the second renewal thereof, must successfully complete the course.
(Ord. 435, passed 7-21-1941; Ord. 1657, passed 11-27-1961; Ord. 2508, passed 7-28-1975; Ord. 2522, passed 10-13-1975; Ord. 3400, passed 2-8-1999)