Hearing on 9-1-1 calls moved
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 02/13/2011 07:01:42 AM PST

UPLAND – Tonight’s City Council meeting has been re-scheduled for Tuesday due to Valentine’s Day.

A public hearing regarding implementation of a fee to skilled nursing facilities for non-emergency 9-1-1 calls has also been moved.

Over the past year, five facilities in the city’s southeast quadrant have generated 487 emergency services incidents, of which only 146 were actual emergencies.

The facilities are all within the Fire Station 1’s district resulting in longer response times to real emergencies in the city, said Fire Chief Michael Antonucci.

The rate is about $490 per hour and will be billed to the nursing facilities, not the patients.

The facilities will not be billed for true emergencies.

Antonucci said the plan to implement a fee has not changed since the police and fire committee brought the idea to the council on Jan. 24.

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