DOWNEY - Every year, the Downey fire Department transports 4,500 residents by ambulance to the hospital. The cost of just one of these ambulance transports starts at about $1,000.In order to eliminate any additional out-of-pocket expenses for emergency transport, Downey residents may opt to join the Emergency Transportation Subscription Program. The program has been in effect since 1986, and for a one-year fee of $48, provides members of a household with emergency transportation services within the city of Downey. Optional enrollment in this program begins Nov. 23 for 2012. The $48 provides services from March 1, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013. The annual $48 fee is added to a resident's water bill. For more information, call the Downey Fire Department EMS Coordinator at (562) 622-8674.
********** Published: November 10, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 30