To The Registered Voters Of Dale CountyRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 30 2018 9:22 PM
DALE COUNTY: The registered voters all over Dale County are asked to vote YES on the amendment ballot in reference to $ 5.00 being added to your vehicle registration.
There are some exceptions to this fee. But the purpose of the fee is for Emergency Medical Service In Dale County.
This is very important for the people and guests of Dale County for your medical safety.
Emergency Medical needs do not pick when and where they strike or who they will strike. You never know when they will be needed.
Chairman Mark Blakenship and members of the Dale County Commission have been working very hard to solve the emergency medical services needs for the county.
Currently getting Ambulance coverage is very difficult. The 911 system has to call multiple ambulance services to respond. Wicksburg Fire-Rescue responds to areas of Dale County to assist in coverage territories.
At times the 911 system has been forced to call Abbeville to get ambulance coverage in areas of Dale County. When emergencies strike every second counts.
Strokes - according to medical information provided by health care providers, there is a magic window of time to get a patient to the hospital in order to reverse the stroke symptoms.
There is no time to waste in getting that patient to the hospital. Remember, the person who finds the patient has no idea how long the symptoms have been on going. So that magic window can be shorter then you think.
The Dale County EMS system is so bad the 911 operators are having to call multiple ambulances to get one rolling. This is not acceptable by those in leadership and I applaud them for rolling up their sleeves and working towards solutions.
Normally I am against fee increases. But from one who monitors the police-Fire-EMS more then anyone, this is something that is extremely important and needs passing.
You never know in your traveling when you will be struck by another vehicle, your child injured, parents suffer strokes or heart attacks.
EMS Units, equipment, personnel difficult to come up with. Expensive. Volunteers don’t exist anymore.
PLEASE...PLEASE....vote yes for this fee in Dale County.