emergencyservices

ESD 3 moves into La Vernia station

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Wilson County District 3 EMS now has four ambulances and four full crews serving eastern Wilson County, with two standby units available, if needed. EMS Director David Rice told the Wilson County News Oct. 29 that Wilson County Emergency Services District 3 (ESD 3)/ District 3 EMS completed its move into its new station on U.S. 87 on the southern […]

ESD 4 board eyes future revenue, station locations

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[Video below] The same evening Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) 4 board members took final action on a property-tax rate, they began considering future revenue sources. The board members — whose district provides emergency medical response for central and western Wilson County, including Floresville and Poth — voted Sept. 21 to approve a 2021 property tax rate of 9.52 […]

ESD 1 revises tax-rate proposal; hearing Aug. 23

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A little more than a week after approving a proposed property-tax rate, Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 (ESD 1) has changed the rate. Board members met Aug. 15 to review their budget and proposed tax rate, after receiving certified tax rolls from the Wilson County Appraisal District. The board had met Aug. 7 and approved a proposed tax rate […]

ESD 1 proposes lower tax rate; hearing set for Aug. 23

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Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 (ESD 1) is planning to lower its propertytax rate for the coming fiscal year. Board commissioners unanimously approved to propose a tax rate of 7.57 cents per $100 of taxable value — down from the present rate of 8.1 cents — for properties in its service area, including La Vernia, Kicaster, and Sutherland Springs. […]

ESD 4 works on community connections

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Rural first responders rely on a network of community members, city officials, fellow emergency services providers, and law enforcement. Wilson County Emergency Services District 4 (ESD 4) — which provides emergency medical services to western Wilson County, including the cities of Floresville and Poth — is working to bolster relationships with local police departments, fire departments, and other emergency services […]

ESD 1 weighs costs to replace engine, septic system upgrades

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Wilson County Emergency Services District 1 (ESD 1), through its service arm, District 1 Fire & Rescue, is on track to respond to an estimated 1,200 calls this year. As it responds to current needs, the district’s board also is working to address future needs as the population in its service area grows. ESD 1 provides fire-protection and first-responder services […]

New emergency cardiac care is coming to eastern Wilson County

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Advanced life-saving technology will be added to cardiac arrest medical equipment in Wilson County’s Emergency Services District 3 (ESD 3). The EleGARD Patient Position System can elevate a person’s head and upper body during CPR. The ESD 3 board approved purchasing four of these machines July 8, at an estimated total cost of $20,000, $8,000 less than what was allocated […]

ESD 2 eyes replacement fire engine, command vehicle

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Another fire engine and a replacement command vehicle are among the big-ticket items under consideration by Wilson County Emergency Services District 2 (ESD 2). The district provides fire-protection and emergency medical services to north-central Wilson County, including the Eagle Creek, Abrego Lake, City View, and Cimarron subdivisions, through District 2 Emergency Services. “We’re going to have to get another engine […]

ESD 3 considers new medical unit, mulls lowering tax rate

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The need for a new medic unit, staffed 24/7, is among the costs being weighed by Wilson County Emergency Services District 3 (ESD 3). The district provides emergency medical services to eastern Wilson County, including the cities of Stockdale and La Vernia, as well as the Sutherland Springs and Kicaster communities. “With our growth and increased calls, the need for […]

ESD 6 proponents: Fire and EMS services need more funds

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[Video below] The idea behind establishing Wilson County Emergency Services District (ESD) 6 as an overlay to existing ESD 2 is to provide property-tax revenues for both fire services and EMS services for the area. Voters who own property in ESD 2 — which serves a 39-square-mile area in north-central Wilson County — will decide on whether they have an […]