As of Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I’m sure that the residents of Kooskia and the outlying areas expect either the fire engine or the ambulance to show up at their front door when they call 911. Because some dedicated individuals volunteered their time and energy, this has not been a problem. Until now! Unless new volunteers step up to take the training, certify, and sign up for shifts on the ambulance or respond to fire calls, there may be longer response times or, there could be no volunteer ambulance service or fire department at all. Many communities with this issue have formed taxing districts to guarantee that these services are kept available to their citizens. Are you ready for more taxes?
Your EMS unit needs you to step up this fall and commit to an EMT Basic class to become a member of our ambulance team. There will be a new EMT Basic class starting Nov. 18 meeting one night a week until the end of April. If interested, call Mary Rogers at 926-0892 or Mark Anderson at 935-5202. Also, the fire department could use some members to ensure your safety. The fire department meets once per month with training provided by Mark Anderson, fire chief. Call 935-5202 for information. Show your community spirit and step up to help yourself and your neighbors.