(A)   Each licensed ambulance service shall comply with all emergency dispatch procedures established by Cecom.
   (B)   If for any reason a licensed ambulance service is not able to comply with the operational requirements set forth by Cecom or in this subchapter, it shall immediately report that status to Cecom. Cecom will be permitted to provide this information to the Fire Chief.
   (C)   An ambulance service shall not respond to any requests for emergency assistance unless it is in compliance with the operational requirements set forth in this subchapter, unless specifically authorized to respond by the Fire Chief.
   (D)   Personnel affiliated with a licensed ambulance service who wish to respond to an emergency scene in a vehicle other than an ambulance are required to:
      (1)   Identify their response over the Mattoon Fire Department frequency; and
      (2)   Be in compliance with all city, state, or federal laws and regulations in regards to emergency response; and
      (3)   Be in compliance with the current emergency medical dispatch system.
   (E)   An ambulance service licensed to operate within the Mattoon city limits shall have in place and utilize the current system used for emergency medical dispatch (EMD).
   (F)   In the event the ambulance service fails to meet the emergency dispatch procedures provided in this section, the city may issue a notice of violation and a fine in the minimum amount of $250 and no more than the general penalty of § 10.99, in the City of Mattoon Code of Ordinances, upon conviction.
(Ord. 2018-5406, passed 7-11-2018) Penalty, see § 34.999