KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Monday, 2/28/11, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Hector Robles, Nogales City Fire Chief, says the Nogales City Council recently approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Fry Fire District in Cochise County regarding the billing for ambulance services. He says this was necessary because past-due bills total more than $1.2 million and collection rates are estimated at about 45 percent.  He says the Fry Department has a full-time collection office that serves several other jurisdictions. He says at a 60 percent collection rate, revenues to the city would increase about $400,000.