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All Plano Fire-Rescue personnel are dual-trained in fire suppression and emergency medical services. This means that Plano firefighters are capable of working on fire engines and trucks as well as on ambulances. The fire engine or truck which usually arrives first on the emergency scene carries all necessary equipment and medications to provide emergency medical treatment and advanced life support until the arrival of an ambulance. This ensures that emergency care is delivered to our community as quickly as possible.
Ambulance Transport Fees are set by city ordinance and can be found under Chapter 8 of the Code of City Ordinances. The Basic Life Support (BLS) fee for medical care rendered is six hundred ninety dollars ($690); the Advance Life Support (ALS) fee for medical care rendered is seven hundred forty-five dollars ($745); the Advanced Life Support (ALS2) fee for medical care rendered is seven hundred sixty-five dollars ($765). A transportation fee of fifteen dollars ($15) per mile from the incident location to the medical facility will apply to all transports. In addition to the above, when applicable, a $50 medication administration fee and/or a one hundred dollar ($100) non-resident fee will be charged per person per incident. The patient's medical insurance will usually pay this fee which is set in accordance with national ambulance standards. If Plano Fire-Rescue did not charge this fee, this operating cost would have to be funded entirely with tax revenue, resulting in greater taxes for all citizens.
Yes. Plano Fire-Rescue hosts one CFA each year, usually in the early part of the year. Applications can be obtained by calling 972-941-7159 or emailing email@example.com.