Editorial Headlines From the Riverside Press Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Monopoly aid THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE The Press EnterprisePublished: 13 February 2012 05:36 PM Riverside has no business enforcing a de facto monopoly on ambulance services. City officials should drop the flimsy rationale for the status quo, and ask the pertinent question they have avoided: Would letting additional ambulance companies operate in the city improve service and cut costs to residents? Twice in the past five months, the Riverside…

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Emergency Medical Services Authority for State of California Renders Opinion to Mission Ambulance

RIVERSIDE: State agency faults city ambulance restrictions BY ALICIA ROBINSON BY ALICIA ROBINSON The Press EnterpriseSTAFF WRITER arobinson@pe.com Published: 13 February 2012 06:26 AM Riverside city and county officials are considering how to respond to a state agency’s opinion that the city overstepped its authority by limiting ambulance services. American Medical Response, or AMR, has an exclusive contract for 911 ambulance service in most of Riverside County, including the city…

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Riverside: Second ambulance service rejected

BY ALICIA ROBINSON STAFF WRITER arobinson@pe.com Published: 13 December 2011 09:12 PM For the second time in the past three months, the Riverside City Council rejected an ambulance company’s request to run non-emergency calls in the city. Los Angeles-based Alpha Ambulance had applied for a franchise permit, which the city requires for ambulance companies to operate here. In October, the council turned down a permit request from Mission Ambulance of…

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RIVERSIDE: City’s ambulance rules may exceed authority

BY ALICIA ROBINSON STAFF WRITER arobinson@pe.com Published: 11 December 2011 08:06 PM Riverside officials don’t have the right to stop qualified ambulance companies from picking up patients in the city, according to the state agency that oversees county emergency medical service plans. In Riverside County, all 911 ambulance calls are controlled through a county-approved contract, but county officials say non-emergency transports — such as trips to dialysis — are an…

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RIVERSIDE: Ambulance service debate resumes

BY ALICIA ROBINSON STAFF WRITER arobinson@pe.com Published: 29 November 2011 11:21 PM Riverside officials again will be asked to decide whether the city needs more than one ambulance service, after voting in October to stick with a single company. American Medical Response is Riverside County’s exclusive provider of 911 ambulance service, but everywhere in the county except the city of Riverside, more than one company may take patients on non-emergency…

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Carbon Monoxide Detector’s – Your Health and the Law

As of July 1st, California Law requires all homes to have a carbon monoxide detector installed. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 15,000 people per year are treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in the U.S., and approximately 500 of these poisonings result in death. Carbon monoxide (CO) has been called the invisible killer because it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, toxic gas. Carbon monoxide is a gas that is…

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Ambulance Company Will develop Renewable Energy Solution

Riverside, CA- April 29, 2011–Mission Ambulance will be working with Lamb Energy in Riverside to develop a renewable energy solution for their future corporate headquarters and training center in the City of Riverside. The move to Riverside is contingent upon a city ambulance franchise permit. Mission is currently awaiting approval from the City of Riverside for an ambulance franchise permit allowing them to serve the City of Riverside. “We have…

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Ambulance Company Going Clean And Green

Mission Ambulance will be using Clean alternative fuels for new ambulances. Mission Ambulance sees the need for cleaner fuel-efficient technologies and will be using clean alternative fuels to power the new ambulances in their fleet. “This investment allows us to be good stewards of our environment, reducing greenhouse gas and emissions and falls in line with the City of Riverside’s vision of a Clean and Green City”, said Tom Clowdus,…

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