San Diego Shuns In-House Ambulance Fleet

November 04, 2013

Screenshot via NBC San Diego.
Screenshot via NBC San Diego.

A bid by San Diego's disgraced mayor to offer city ambulance service rather than allowing outsourced management by a private company has been shelved by the city's interim mayor.

Mayor Todd Gloria, who took over after former Mayor Bob Filner resigned Aug. 30 because of misconduct toward women, said there are too many questions to move forward with the plan to allow the city's Fire-Rescue Department to manage an ambulance fleet, reports U-T San Diego.

The city's firefighters union has been lobbying hard to take over management of ambulance services from Rural/Metro Corp., a private company that took over city ambulance service in 1997.

The issue has been a contentious one on the City Council, but Gloria now holds the swing vote.


  1. 1. Gary Urban [ November 04, 2013 @ 01:30PM ]

    I have worked for city's that used both Public (Fire Dept) and Private (Contractor) resources for ambulance services for citizens. In terms of quality service, reduced cost, and reduced liability, the Private Contractors provide the best return on investment for a City. That is if a good contractor is used. Using Public resources grows the size of government, increases taxes to support hiring more personnel and purchasing very expensive equipment, and takes fire fighters away from their primary mission. Good job Mayor Gloria.


Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

How many of you use bench marking in regards to Fleet stats? am interested learning and participating with bench marking and how it...

View Topic

Has anyone played with the idea of leasing vehicles' vs. purchasing. And are there any benefits to it. I know Enterprise offers a...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1025 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. This term typically refers to a system for keeping track of, and marketing to, prospects and customers.

Read more