§ 117.04  CREATION; OPERATION BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT; OFFICER IN CHARGE.
   There shall be, and it is hereby created, a service to the people to be called the City Emergency Medical Service (EMS), which service shall be provided by the City Fire Department under the authority of the Director of Emergency Services. The primary purpose of the service shall be for the care and transportation of persons with moderate to life threatening trauma or illness, and only secondarily as a transfer service for the infirm. The Director of Emergency Services is authorized to allocate or withhold equipment and personnel as deemed necessary to assure that adequate emergency care and transportation is available at all times for the legitimate emergency medical needs of the city. The City Emergency Medical Service shall transport all emergency patients to the most appropriate hospital emergency department.
(Ord. 78-32, passed 9-26-78; Am. Ord. 88-21, passed 9-27-88; Am. Ord. 92-02, passed 1-23-92; Am. Ord. 2000-18, passed 6-13-00; Am. Ord. 2004-25, passed 7-27-04)  Penalty, see § 117.99