Utica Fire Department Can Temporarily Provide Ambulance Service
Utica, NY (WIBX) - A victory for the City of Utica in its dispute with Kunkel Ambulance over service. A state appeals court ruled the city fire department can temporarily keep providing ambulance service until October when they issue a final ruling.
Brooks says the decision was based on the determination that to stop service would be harmful to the city.
The dispute dates back to 2005 when the city started the ambulance service. Prior to that the fire department provided medical care at the scene but then handed off the patient to Kunkel for transport.
Brooks says he's confident that the city will retain its license to continue to operate.
We are awaiting comment from Kunkel on this latest ruling.