54-31 Purpose of article.

This article is for the protection of injured persons upon the highways of the city and to protect all such injured persons in their removal from the place of accident to the hospitals in this city.

(Code 1985, § 13-4)

54-32 Equipment required; attendants.

(a)    No person shall operate or cause to be operated an ambulance, public or private, or any other vehicle commonly used for the transportation of the injured without first:

(1)    Having such vehicle equipped with basic first aid equipment, bandages and splint appliances; and

(2)    Having in attendance at all times such vehicle is to be in use at least one person who has obtained a certificate of fitness by completion of the advanced Red Cross first aid course of instruction or its equivalent.

(b)    During all emergency calls for the transportation of injured persons there shall be two attendants on such ambulance or emergency vehicle.

(Code 1985, § 13-1)

54-33 Attendant’s certificate; issuance; term; vehicles.

(a)    The procedure for obtaining a certificate as a qualified ambulance attendant shall be:

(1)    Submission of proof to the clerk of applicant’s possession of a current certificate of advanced Red Cross first aid training; or

(2)    A demonstration of fitness by the applicant as to his ability to render emergency first aid and to apply properly approved splints to arm or leg fractures.

(b)    The applicant shall, after compliance with the standards set out in subsection (a), be entitled to a certificate from the clerk. The certificate shall be carried by the applicant at all times during emergency transportation of injured persons on the highways of the city. The certificate shall expire three years after issuance.

(c)    The clerk shall also issue a certificate to be carried in the motor vehicle certifying that it was examined and contained the proper first aid equipment in accordance with this article.

(Code 1985, § 13-2)

54-34 Qualifications for drivers.

No certificate of fitness as an ambulance driver shall be issued if the applicant does not possess good eyesight or has epilepsy, vertigo or any other infirmity of body or mind which might render him unfit to operate an ambulance or to attend and transport injured persons in the city.

(Code 1985, § 13-3)

54-35—54-75 Reserved.