Fullerton residents are reminded that it will soon be time to renew their participation in the city’s annual Paramedic Subscription Program.
For a single nominal fee, every permanent resident of a household can be assured of low-cost paramedic coverage whenever it is needed from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.
All fees collected from subscriptions directly support the paramedic program, including maintaining state-of-the-art emergency equipment.
Why the subscription fee? While paramedic service is available to all Fullerton citizens regardless of whether they join the subscription program, non-subscribers should be aware they will be charged a per-call fee whenever they call the paramedics.
Citizens should also be aware that the subscription fee does not include ambulance costs. Those costs are billed separately by the ambulance company.
The subscription fee will show up on residents’ water bills in May and June. To enroll, residents should simply include the fee with their water bill payment. If they prefer not to subscribe, they should deduct the fee from their bill, and pay the difference.
Further information about the Paramedic Subscription Program may be obtained by calling the Paramedic Services Office of the Fullerton Fire Department between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at (714) 738-6341.
A subscription program is also available for businesses, and details may be obtained by calling the 738-6341 number during office hours.