Why does Plano Fire-Rescue charge an ambulance transport fee to tax-paying citizens?
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.

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1. Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?
2. Why does Plano Fire-Rescue charge an ambulance transport fee to tax-paying citizens?
3. Why was my ambulance ride to the hospital so bumpy and uncomfortable?
4. What type of fire extinguisher is best for my home?
5. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
6. Where can I purchase biodegradable lawn debris bags?
7. Can I get a break on my insurance by putting a fire sprinkler system in my home?
8. Where can I get a burn permit?
9. Can I grill on my apartment's balcony or patio?
10. Can I have a Chimenea or fire pit in my back yard?
11. Does Plano-Rescue host a Citizens Fire Academy?
12. Does Plano Fire-Rescue host birthday parties at the Plano fire stations?
13. Does Plano Fire-Rescue install or check child car seats at the Plano fire stations?
14. I am interested in a job with Plano Fire-Rescue. How do I go about applying?
15. Does Plano Fire-Rescue give away smoke alarms at the Plano fire stations?