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File #: 22-0702    Version: 1 Name: 5/5/22 Professional Services Agreement with Huron Valley Ambulance for Trial Basic Life Support Ambulance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/5/2022 Final action: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: 5/5/2022 Enactment #: R-22-131
Title: Resolution to Approve the Professional Services Agreement with Huron Valley Ambulance, Inc. for the Provision of a Basic Life Support Ambulance
Attachments: 1. 041422 HVA-CITY OF AA SAFETY NET AGREEMENT CITY FINAL 2.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Professional Services Agreement with Huron Valley Ambulance, Inc. for the Provision of a Basic Life Support Ambulance
Memorandum
We recommend your approval of the attached Professional Services Agreement with Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA), Inc. for the provision of a basic life support ambulance. This agreement is the result of several months of work between the City and HVA. This agreement is the first of its kind for the City and Washtenaw County.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and other reasons, HVA is facing a significant staffing crisis due to a shortage of licensed emergency medical technicians (EMTs) available to staff its ambulances in Washtenaw County, including the City of Ann Arbor. To promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, the City desires to ensure the provision of timely ambulance services within Washtenaw County, including the City of Ann Arbor. The City is ready, willing, and able to provide licensed EMTs employed by the City to staff one HVA ambulance for its exclusive use.

All City of Ann Arbor firefighters are licensed emergency medical technicians (basic life support) and the Ann Arbor Fire Department is already a basic life support agency. The difference with this agreement is the availability of a basic life support transport ambulance to transport patients when HVA has no units available.

This is a six-month trial agreement with the City or HVA being able to terminate the agreement with 24-hours' notice. During this trial, each transport will be tracked and routine feedback will be provided from the Fire Chief to the City Administrator. This trial allows the City to determine the impact to fire department operations with operating a transport unit without having to purchase an ambulance for a trial program.

HVA is a non-union corporation, and the City's IAFF union members will be transporting patients that will generate revenue for HVA during this trial. The IAFF union has agre...

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