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(A) Each ambulance shall at all times when in use as such:
(1) Be based within the city and be suitable for the transportation of patients expeditiously to institutions providing emergency and medical care in comfort and safety and be maintained in top mechanical condition;
(2) Contain equipment conforming with the standards, requirements, and regulations provided for herein, which equipment shall be maintained in a sanitary and good operating condition for such use;
(3) Currently comply with all applicable laws and local ordinances relating to health, sanitation, and safety;
(4) Be equipped with such lights, sirens, and special markings to designate it as an ambulance as may be prescribed in reasonable regulations promulgated by the license officer; and
(5) Be equipped with approved safety belts for the driver, and for a passenger in the front seat if such seat is provided.
(B) Any change of ownership of a licensed ambulance shall terminate the license and shall require a new application and a new license and conformance with all the requirements of this chapter as upon original licensing.
(C) Application for transfer of any ambulance license to another or substitute vehicle shall require conformance with all the requirements of this chapter as upon original licensing. No ambulance license may be sold, assigned, mortgaged or otherwise transferred without the approval of the license officer and a finding of conformance with all the requirements of this chapter as upon original licensing.
(D) Each licensed ambulance, its equipment and the premises designated in the application and all records relating to its maintenance and operation as such shall be open to inspection by the license officer or his designated representatives during usual hours of operation.
(E) No official entry made upon a license may be defaced, removed, or obliterated.
('68 Code, § 5½-4) (Ord. 1443, passed 11-5-79) Penalty, see § 10.99