(A)   No person, either as owner, agent, or otherwise, shall furnish, operate, conduct, maintain, advertise, or otherwise be engaged in or profess to be engaged in the business or service of the trans- portation of patients upon the streets, alleys, or any public way or place of the city, unless he holds a currently valid license for an ambulance, issued pursuant to this chapter. An ambulance operated by an agency of the United States shall not be required to be licensed hereunder.
   (B)   No ambulance shall be operated for ambulance purposes, and no individual shall drive, attend, or permit it to be operated for such purposes on the streets, alleys, or any public way or place of the city, unless it shall be under the immediate supervision and direction of a person who is holding a currently valid license as an attendant-driver or attendant.
   (C)   Provided, however, that no such licenses shall be required for an ambulance or for the driver, attendant or attendant-driver of an ambulance which is:
      (1)   Rendering assistance to licensed ambulances in the case of a major catastrophe or emergency with which the licensed ambulances of the city are insufficient or unable to cope; or
      (2)   Operated from a location or head- quarters outside of the city in order to transport patients who are picked up beyond the limits of the city, to locations within the city, but no such outside ambulance shall be used to pick up patients within the city for transportation to locations within the city unless the driver, attendant and attendant-driver and the person subject to the provisions of division (A) of this section in respect of such ambulance, hold currently valid licenses issued pursuant to this chapter.
('68 Code, § 5½-2) (Ord. 1443, passed 11-5-79)  Penalty, see § 10.99