An ambulance mutual-aid agreement between Sturgis and Three Rivers public safety departments – as well as a fee schedule for a soon-to-launch service in Sturgis – were approved last week by Sturgis City Commission.
As part of the licensing process with the state for an ambulance service, Sturgis city officials needed to have a signed mutual aid agreement and intercept agreement with another in-state EMS provider.
Staff contacted Three Rivers Fire Department and developed draft agreements to meet this requirement. Both agreements laid the framework for assistance provided by either department in the event of ambulance shortages due to high call volume. The language for the mutual aid agreement is standard throughout the state.
The intercept agreement covers terms of assistance when an advanced life support intercept of a basic life support ambulance is necessary.