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A. No person shall engage in the business of operating an ambulance or ambulances for profit on a for hire basis within the city without first obtaining a certificate of public convenience, as hereinafter provided, from the fire chief, and this certificate shall be in addition to any business license required by this code. This chapter shall not apply in the event of a "disaster" as defined by section 9-2 of this code.
B. A certificate of public convenience is not needed when an ambulance company licensed by the state is contracted to handle special events only. A "special event" is defined as a sporting event, entertainment event or any other activity where an ambulance may be needed. This chapter does not waive the necessity of any ambulance company handling special events within the city from obtaining a city business license. (Ord. 1537 § B17, 8-6-1996)