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Section A: General News


Commissioners to tackle EMS coverage issues


Commissioners to tackle  EMS coverage issues
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Wilson County News
April 25, 2012
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The continued need for emergency medical services (EMS) squads from Floresville and La Vernia to answer calls in the Eagle Creek area has EMS directors from those two squads seeking the county’s help. Mary Hernandez of Floresville-based Wilson County EMS addressed the Wilson County Commissioners Court about the issue at its April 23 meeting. . . .

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Concerned Citizen  
Youtown, TX  
May 7, 2012 1:10am
 
While it is great to see the county officials finally take EMS coverage seriously, I believe there could be a much simpler solution to solving the shortcomings of ALL of the current EMS providers in the county. The most viable ... More ›

 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
May 2, 2012 10:36am
 
The commissioners court is having a special meeting Thursday, May 3 (tomorrow), to discuss this issue. Any of you wishing to find out more might want to attend. Here's a link to the agenda: http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/article.php?i ... More ›

 
what tha  
floresville  
May 1, 2012 11:24pm
 
seems like maybe eagle creek is trying to give ems business to sur med ambulance I hear that they want to run the whole county and get rid of the volunteers and I would bet the county comissioners will help them to do so just ... More ›

 
thankful to be here  
floresville  
May 1, 2012 11:13pm
 
"its me" if you know something write it down and send it to wcn bet they will investagate.ha ha ha ha

 
Its Me  
Over Here  
May 1, 2012 9:41pm
 
Bet ya that if it was ever investigated one would find county ems supplies and fuel from eagle creek ems in sure med ambulances.

 
Glenn Quagmire  
Quahog, Rhode Island  
April 27, 2012 2:41pm
 

 
humby  
stockdale  
April 27, 2012 12:24pm
 
seems eagle creek needs to step up to the plate, if they can't handle the calls, shut it down and reroute all funds to the district that can. why should everyone in wilson county pay another 150 in taxes a year because of one ... More ›

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
April 26, 2012 2:34pm
 
Do like some communities - opt in and pay or opt out and watch it burn. Again, EMS (Ambulance) is an insurance Reimbursable expense. What is the real cost? Russell I was serious so I don't need to shut up. Centralized Government ... More ›

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
April 26, 2012 11:19am
 
They need to revise their proposal then. At the rate they want, its a bit excessive with out some explanation of where all that money will go. In CyFair we were able to accomplish both with the same funds.. but then the VFD ... More ›

 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
April 26, 2012 9:53am
 
The proposed countywide ESD is for EMS (ambulance) coverage only. Fire departments are not included in this proposal. As for the current ESDs: •ESD No. 1 (La Vernia area): established to provide firefighting services. •ESD ... More ›

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