Letter to the Editor: South Pierce Fire and Rescue Asking Residents to Reapprove the EMS Levy

Posted 7/5/22

It seems that emergency services are needed now more than ever. No matter where you live, you could need to call 911 for an emergency.

South Pierce Fire and Rescue serves a large area of South …

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Letter to the Editor: South Pierce Fire and Rescue Asking Residents to Reapprove the EMS Levy

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It seems that emergency services are needed now more than ever. No matter where you live, you could need to call 911 for an emergency.

South Pierce Fire and Rescue serves a large area of South Pierce County. I live in Lacamas, which is in the Roy area. I have seen South Pierce Fire and Rescue come into our gated community many times to help a homeowner with medical aid, including my wife. Because the citizens of this fire district have previously approved a levy for emergency services, the EMS aid car met the time requirement for arriving to her call. Without this reauthorization, EMS services would take longer due to fewer personnel and equipment to handle the call volume.

The fire district is asking the citizens of South Pierce Fire and Rescue to reapprove the EMS levy for the next six years. This is not a new tax. This is a reauthorization of the previous tax. The maximum that can be charged is 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.



Wulf Werner Sr.,

Roy

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