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Advisory Board in favor of hiring EMT coordinator


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Fire trucks parked inside the new firestation in 2012.

The Public Safety Advisory Board supported filling the vacant EMS coordinator position and replacing two fire engines at their meeting last Friday.

While the EMS coordinator position does exist, it has not been funded or filled in about six to eight years, according to Fire Marshal Ryan Welde. The position has an annual salary of $96,147. The EMT coordinator duties, include responding to calls and splitting the day-to-day duties with Welde and fire/EMS director Sandy Dixson. Additionally, an EMS coordinator would be the designated person available to train EMS volunteers and free up Dixson'...

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