Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vote ‘yes’ on ambulance


On May 27th, I urge you to go to the polls to vote for our ambulance services funding.

When someone you love is in a medical emergency, it is so very reassuring to hear the 911 Operator say, "They are on their way," I heard that several times during the last year before my husband died almost 20 years ago.

Now, living alone, I wear my cell phone 24/7. Recently, I dislocated my hip and was in major pain when I dialed 911 for an ambulance for myself, and that wasn't the first time I have needed their help in recent years.

We who live in the Wood River Valley have been so fortunate to have this local EMT team of knowledgeable, dedicated and kind men and women who come quickly when needed. And as Carol Harlig wrote in last week's Letters to the Editor, you never know when you might be faced with an emergency.

Few areas our size in Idaho have our quality of life. A spirited, professional, and adequately-funded ambulance ser- vice, always able to respond, is a safety-net and a major contributor to what we call our quality of life.

Do your part. Vote "Yes" Tuesday on Proposition No. 1 for ambulance funding. See you at the polls.




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