Thursday, October 16, 2008

EMS - the answer to your ultimate question

Who to pay?  Well, as of 12:01 AM on October 18, 2008, the EMS squad to send your subscription dollars to is Suburban EMS.  Forks Supervisors voted unanimously tonight (October 16), after a very lengthy discussion, to make Suburban EMS the sole provider of both ALS and BLS service in the Township. 

If you've already sent money to Forks EMS, you may wonder what to do.  The BoS will be working on just that at their next meeting on November 6th.  It is likely that you need not fret as the BoS wants to find a way to keep you whole in the likely event that your donation dollars to Forks EMS are non-recoverable. 

So, if you haven't yet paid either provider and want to, send in your Suburban EMS subscription form and donation.  It's as simple as that.

If you have already sent your money to Forks EMS and not to Suburban EMS, don't worry - and do keep your canceled check handy.  The details of how you will be kept from having to pay another subscription donation have yet to be determined, but it looks good for you. 

If you have sent money to both squads, it was because you expected both BLS and ALS coverage and frankly, that is what you will have with Suburban. 

Both the Morning Call and the Express Times were there.  We will link their articles when they appear online.  And, as usual, by early next week, the FAC meeting notes should be online. 

Update 10/17/08:  Read Christopher Baxter (Morning Call) for more and if you can get hold of Friday's Express Times, you can read Tony Nauroth's thorough article (it is not yet online).  Also, see David Billings' Everything Forks blog for yet another view.

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