by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Guam Fire Department expects new Tough Books software for each fire station by the beginning of February to fully implement the ambulance billing system. In the interim, GFD Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas says the department has been scanning forms at each fire station and sending the bill out to the private vendors.
He says once Tough Books arrives, fire fighters will begin training to use the technology so the billing system can be more efficient. He anticipates the first batch of revenue to come in by the end of this month. "We've transmitted over 1,500 runs since December through this new scanning program we have going on and we're hoping conservatively speaking out of the 1,500 we will be able to get 500 to 800 of those actually paid out," he explained.
The fire department for years has been struggling to implement the system. The funds collected will help GFD get the much-needed equipment they've been lacking.