The Legislature hereby finds and declares:
(a) That a significant part of the population of this state does not have adequate emergency ambulance service;
(b) That the establishment and maintenance of adequate emergency ambulance systems for the entire state is necessary to promote the health and welfare of the citizens and residents of this state;
(c) That emergency ambulance service is not likely to become available to all the citizens and residents of this state unless specific requirements therefor are provided by law;
(d) That emergency ambulance service is a public purpose and a responsibility of government for which public money may be spent; and
(e) This article is enacted in view of these findings and shall be liberally construed in the light thereof.