Reimbursement rates for NCFPD providing ambulance services to local residents is significantly lower than actual costs

Due, in large part, to Medicare, Medicaid, and HMO insurance having contractual limits in the amount of money they pay for ambulance service, the North County Fire Protection District is typically reimbursed only 35% to 40% of the actual cost of providing ambulance services to residents throughout North San Diego County. “Nonetheless, we continue to provide…

NCFPD has always been on the ‘cutting edge’ of technology for fire protection and emergency services

The NCFPD was among the first fire departments in the State of California to put an ambulance in service; that was in 1948. In 1973, the fire protection District’s firefighters were trained as EMT’s (emergency medical technicians); in 1988, the District equipped its EMTs with defibrillators; then in 1990, upgraded the level of emergency services…