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EMS Board Asks Commissioners to Step Up Funding

February 21st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Following another recent period where a lack of available emergency service volunteers placed some area citizens in life threatening situations- the vice chair of the EMS board is asking the Allegany County Commissioners to step up with additional funding. Robby May is a volunteer paramedic and EMS Captain with the Corriganville Volunteer Fire Company. In addressing county officials at a recent public meeting, May said while calls for emergency services are on the rise, the number of volunteers has declined dramatically.  He described staffing levels as being dangerously low and urged the commissioners to consider implementing an EMS tax. He said although such an action would be politically unpopular- he believes in the end it would save lives…

2 Responses to “EMS Board Asks Commissioners to Step Up Funding”

  1. February 21, 2020 at 12:49 pm, Brian said:

    I have lived in Carmel in my whole life. And paid for these Services through my city taxes. They better not even think that they can raise taxes on people who live in the city To help pay the expenses of people that live in the county.

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  2. February 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm, Brian said:

    Once again, sorry about talk-to-text. Obviously I meant Cumberland. I don’t know how to type like a 12 year old.

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