TCESD2 Board Position on Ambulance/Advanced Life Support Services

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

The Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the following position statement at a special board meeting on May 23, 2022:

  • Travis County ESD No. 2 has proposed providing ambulance and advanced life support services within the City of Pflugerville based upon the same method that was used to calculate costs for both Travis County and Travis County Emergency Services District No. 17. Both Travis County and ESD No. 17 have approved contracts based on those calculations. Our offer to the City of Pflugerville remains consistent with the calculations that have been provided to the City over the past year.
  • Despite this consistency, the City Manager has expressed “sticker shock” and advised us that the City will not accept any contract that requires the payment of more than $300,000 per year.
  • We have presented two options to the City to reduce the impact of these costs on the City’s budget.
    • First, the City could bill and collect higher fees from City of Pflugerville residents who call 911 for advanced life support and ambulance services.
    • Second, the City could designate ESD No. 2 as the only entity authorized to transfer patients for non-emergency calls within the City.
  • Despite these options being presented, the City Manager has indicated that additional negotiations with ESD No. 2 would be fruitless, and the matter is once again on the City Council agenda for consideration.
  • Travis County ESD No. 2 stands ready to continue negotiating with the City of Pflugerville to provide the best ambulance and advanced life support services to the citizens of the City of Pflugerville.


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