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October 17, 2018

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I am writing this letter in support of the Klickitat County EMS 1 2019 Levy Replacement.

I have lived in the district now for almost three years and have been a volunteer Rescue 7 and Fire Fighter member for two years with Rural 7 Fire & Rescue. This is a very rewarding volunteer position and necessary for the community. However, it is severely understaffed. For example, if the call is out of town, dispatch calls out for Rescue 7, and volunteers when available do so with a Rural 7 vehicle. The reason for this is that in that the more remote areas of the county, Rural 7 first responders may be closer. EMS still responds and takes charge, to include treatment and transpo...

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