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By Jim Daniel
KVH Commissioner 

Why vote yes on the EMS levy

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

Why do we need to vote yes on the levy?

• A yes vote will fund the new County's EMS District 1 created by the County Commissioners, which will take over the ambulance services for both Skyline and Klickitat Valley hospitals.

• It will continue/improve the 24/7 ambulance coverage with medical employees trained to meet Advanced Life Care Support services.

• It will allow Hospital District #1 (KVH) to eliminate subsidizing EMS services and operate more closely to its annual budget.

• It will replace an expiring EMS levy in Hospital District #2 (Skyline) with a lower rate and reduce their subsidizing costs to EMS services.

• With a county-wide EMS District infrastruct...

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