Bay County EMS Updating Ambulances, Waiving Fees for Full-time Residents

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Starting Tuesday, May 1, all ambulance transports and treatment will be provided to full-time Bay County residents at no cost, and soon it will be in new vehicles.
At the Bay County Commission's last meeting, commissioners approved a new resident policy that will waive any out of pocket ambulance fees for Bay County residents.

Under the new policy, the county's emergency services will only pursue insurance companies for payments.

On top of that, emergency services will also be getting nine new ambulance trucks.

Commissioner Bill Dozier said at Tuesday's meeting the commission approved emergency services to trade in four old ambulances to help them purchase the new vehicles.
"The rolling stock on our fleet of ambulances is going to improve, which is a benefit to Bay County. Much better equipment as we move forward with our ambulance service," he said.

The nine ambulances will cost $1.5 million from the county's general fund.

The four ambulances they trade in will off-set $14,000 of that.

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