While Team Dave sent a letter to a citizen signed by Mayor Dave Bieter claiming that “neither the council nor the mayor has authorized emergency transport…,” it would appear that plans are forging ahead to do just that without any public discussion or prior council action asking for staff to work on a BFD ambulance proposal.
Once could argue the staffers are just doing their homework, but the language of this internal memo obtained by the GUARDIAN would suggest an ambulance is a “done deal” and they are planning to purchase a gurney–which can only be used in of all things AN AMBULANCE.
Council President Maryanne Jordan told the Daily Paper bids for an ambulance were “premature.” She didn’t mention the purchase of medical equipment to stock that premature ambulance. We can only hope that like the rest of us, she was unaware of the move to select which cot “we will purchase.”
The GUARDIAN has a “Town Hall” public meeting scheduled for Monday night 7pm at the Library on Capitol Blvd. to discuss the pros and cons of Boise Fire Department entering the ambulance business. We will once again pledge to give everyone a chance to ask and answer questions in a civil manner.
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