Ambulance service providers means individuals, groups, corporations, partnerships, units of local government, or other public or private ownership entities authorized to own and operate a business or service using one or more ambulances or other vehicles to transport patients. In order to operate as an ambulance service provider the operator’s of such business must get the license of the government. All ambulance service providers who operate within the district's territory must comply with the district's licensure requirements. Ambulance service providers come in several types in the U.S., such as volunteer ambulance corps or services, private ambulance service, municipal third service, municipal service. Further, only licensed personnel may drive and attend to any ambulances operated by a licensed ambulance service provider within the district.