The Pryor Times

October 23, 2012

Advanced 911 operational

Staff Writer
Ted King

PRYOR — A new 911 system is now operational at Mayes County 911 Center, Mayes County Sheriff’s Office and Pryor Police Department.

Information from a 911 call is now received at all three locations. Mayes Emergency Services Authority Director Rick Langkamp told the board he acquired a quote from EmergiTech for an interface that allows the system to communicate with all the other computer systems at a cost of $4,485. The system provides data concerning the 911 caller to ambulances. The computer system allows ambulances to keep track of  mileage for billing purposes.

New equipment for communicating with catheterization labs and cardiac centers using EKG strip (monitoring patient heart function) from the scene will be operational next month.        

MESTA’s billing company, Intermedix, returned a list of runs to Langkamp which should be sent to a collections agency.

Langkamp said he is researching old accounts receivable to determine why those runs have not been paid.

Langkamp said that insurance collections for September were the lowest this year. Intermedix said that a coding error froze some of the accounts, but that has been corrected.

Langkamp said he will present options for Christmas bonuses and longevity pay at next month’s meeting, along with a preliminary budget for next year. He hopes a vote on the budget can be made in December.

MESTA ambulances made 417 runs in September. One ambulance was available nine times and none were available four times. Langkamp said if no ambulances are available at MESTA, a backup is available with a paramedic who takes one home.

Tax collections for September were $73,523.73. Insurance collections for the month were $149,289.44 (lowest this year). Assets $2,590,491, total fixed assets $914,889 and total assets $3,505,380. Current liabilities are $147,382 and total net worth is $3,357,998.

The board opened bids for ambulance unit 50 (a 1999 Ford F-450).

The board accepted the bid from Fraley automotive for $785. A bid from Chris Rose for $400 was rejected. Unit 50 had 750,000 miles on both its engines. The second engine was installed in 2006 for $7,000.

The Oklahoma open records fee schedule was approved for printing copies of public records.