THE BOISE GUARDIAN WILL SPONSOR A PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS THE PROS AND CONS OF A CITY OPERATED AMBULANCE SERVICE.
LOCATION: Boise Library! on Capitol Blvd. auditorium (entrance around back)
TIME: 7p.m. Monday August 24
FORMAT: Town Hall forum with BFD and EMS each presenting up to 10 minute openers.
Since the GUARDIAN broke the story of Boise Fire Department’s application to go into the ambulance transport business, it has prompted more comments and lively debate than any previous post.
Boise City council has not yet scheduled any public discussion of the issue, but the city has solicited bids for an ambulance and filed several applications for a state ambulance license. We encourage officials from the city, county, hospitals, fire departments, EMS, media, and the general public to attend.
While the GUARDIAN has made it clear we don’t think the idea of Boise FD transporting patients makes much sense, we will do our best to moderate an intelligent discussion to air all the issues and give all sides a chance to share their views.
Please invite anyone who has a “stake” or even just a curiosity about any changes in the way ambulance service is handled in Boise and Ada County. Further comments on the issue will not be published on this post. We will post comments about the meeting and answer questions.
EDITOR NOTE: We can use help with chairs, clean up etc. Anyone with expertise willing to video the meeting would be appreciated. The meeting must end by 9 p.m. per our rental agreement with the library. See you there!
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