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THANK YOU! In August 2016, Asotin County voters approved our lifetime levy. This levy allows us to serve you at the level you've come to expect without having to ask every few years for you to approve funding at the ballot.
Fire District 1 responded to 2,626 calls for help in 2015 – 90% of which were EMS-related. Calls for EMS have increased almost 38% since voters approved funding for the program in 2011.
Through this levy, your taxes provide Basic Life Support with firefighter/EMTs and Advanced Life Support with paramedics through the partnership with the city of Lewiston. The EMS levy would have expired if not renewed by voters.
The fire district asked voters to renew the EMS levy in 2016 and to remove the expiration date, and you approved! A permanent EMS levy provides a stable funding source for the most widely-used emergency service. It saves money on elections, which can cost as much as $25,000 every time the fire district needs to be on the ballot. This money better serves the community by funding life-saving equipment and emergency personnel.
Now that it's approved by voters, the EMS levy will continue funding at 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. That means the owner of a $200,000 home will pay $100 per year or approximately $8.33 per month for a 24-hour paramedic response. The EMS levy pays for emergency personnel, training and certifications, ambulances, maintenance, medical equipment, first aid supplies, and equipment replacement.
2377 Appleside Boulevard
Clarkston WA 99403
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