EMS accounts for 64% of our emergency calls.
We would like to thank the community for their support of our EMS levy lid lift in the August 2 Primary Election. Because of your support, we will be able to hire three additional firefighter/paramedics or emergency medical technicians and put into service another medical unit.
The additional personnel and medical unit will help us cover growing service demands and situations where we receive multiple calls for emergency aid at the same time, which are becoming more frequent.
We’ll continue to share information with you here and report back as we implement these service improvements.
Our EMS levy rate of $0.50 per $1,000 assessed property value was approved by voters in 2016 and had since dropped to $0.35/$1,000. The measure on the Primary ballot asked voters to return the rate to $0.50/$1,000. The renewed rate takes effect January 1, 2023.
Thank you, again, for your ongoing support.
Board of Fire Commissioners to Discuss EMS Levy Lid Lift – March 9, 2022