Every day the Albany Fire Department has three ambulances with paramedic/firefighters. Additionally, there are also three fire apparatus staffed with at least one paramedic in the crew. More units can be staffed as needed with reserve vehicles for events, inclement weather, or call-back for major emergencies.
Ambulance service in Albany is not funded with tax revenue. It is set up to operate from user fees. A combination of FireMed members, patients, and third party reimbursements (e.g., Medicare) fund ambulance service in our community. Ambulance service rates are approved by City Council. You can find the current rates on this page.
If you need transport...
Transport decisions are based upon your condition at the time of the call, your best interest, the closest appropriate facility, medical direction from the hospital, and lastly your preference.
Treatment without transport
If a treatment is provided without transport, such as starting an IV or providing medications like dextrose for a diabetic or Albuterol for respiratory distress, then we charge an aid call at a rate of $530.00. This service is not covered by Medicare or Medicare plans.
We don’t charge for lift assist or assessment.
Paying your ambulance bill
Call 541-917-7710 or payments can be made in-person at:
Fire Station 11
611 Lyon Street SE
Albany, OR 97321
We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. We can also set up monthly payment plans.
Financial Assistance Program
The Financial Assistance Program is based on the federal poverty level. To find out if you qualify fill out the form (below) and provide two years proof of income.
Joining FireMed gives you affordable, prepaid, 24-hour ambulance coverage for your entire family
FireMed is a membership program designed to provide affordable ambulance service to the community. It is not insurance, but is prepaid coverage in excess of any health insurance or medical benefits. FireMed provides 24-hour ambulance service for your entire family.
FireMed covers people in Albany as well as in other cities in Oregon that also have FireMed programs.