Two Good Samaritans were electrocuted last week while trying to help victims of a vehicle crash in Los Angeles.
Now, their families have received ambulance bills from the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to KCAL-TV.
The four other civilians who were burned in the incident also are getting bills for treatment on the scene or being transported by ambulance, the station reported.
The city’s municipal code does not allow billing exemptions for Good Samaritans or the victims of crimes, fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey told reporters.
Stacey Lee Schreiber, 39, and Irma Zamora, 40, were electrocuted by a 4,800 volt from a fallen line on Aug. 22 when they tried to help the victim of a wreck.
On Thursday, City Councilman City Councilman Paul Krekorian was expected to announce a fundraising event to pay the ambulance expenses for the two heroes.
“No one who puts themselves in harm's way should have to struggle to pay the bills that accrue as a result of their altruism,” Krekorian said in a statement.
Community members have asked for waivers for the victims. But, that hasn’t happened.