Colton Corner: Fire department enlists billing company
Colton Rural Fire Protection District # 70 has contracted with ER Recovery, a billing and collections company, to recoup costs for emergency response actions that involve people who live out of district.
"This is cost recovery for our taxpayers," Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin said. "It will only be non-residents who are billed to recoup for equipment use, manpower and resources such as personnel, engine and apparatus fuel, maintenance, hazmat cleanup and patient care."
Colton Fire Department employees have been doing insurance billing for the past few years but they do not have the time to do collections or resubmit requests. Nearby fire districts have been using ER Recovery and recommended them to Colton Fire.
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