Sierra Saver at lower rate through August |

Sierra Saver at lower rate through August

Staff Reports

Sierra Saver ambulance subscriptions continue to be available at a $25 a month savings through the end of this month.

The East Fork & Paramedic Districts is offering the reduced rate through Aug. 31, in recognition of several costs involved in health care, the unemployment rate and the troubled economy, according to District Fire Chief Tod Carlini.

After Aug. 31, the fee will return to $75.

“The districts are experiencing the same reductions in revenue as other government agencies, like Douglas County,” Carlini said.

“While this is a very small gesture on the part of the districts and the board, it can save those without insurance a significant amount if ambulance service is needed.”

Carlini encouraged those with questions, especially those under Medicare, to contact the districts office to see if it is beneficial for them to subscribe, given certain rules governing Medicare payments.

“One of the unique features about our program is that depending on your levels of coverage and your deductibles, if it is not beneficial to subscribe, we will tell you.”

Anyone who resides in the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts can take part in the program, regardless of whether they have insurance.

Covered are all 911 emergency calls, all medically necessary and approved trips to and from health care facilities, doctor’s offices, and nursing homes in Douglas County and approved transfers from healthcare facilities within the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts’ coverage area to other areas within 75 miles.

For an application or more information call the East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts office, visit, or stop by the office at 1694 County Road.