Fountain Valley debuted a new program July 1 to raise money for paramedic training and equipment by offering residents a form of insurance on emergency medical assessments.
The Fountain Valley Fire Department and the city are starting the Paramedic Membership Program, a voluntary program that covers the cost of an emergency response assessment. The Fire Department charges residents $300 for medical aid administered when the patient is taken to the hospital.
The $60 annual membership covers everyone in the household, including guests, and exempts them from paying the fee. However, residents are still charged a fee for the ambulance ride.