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Letters: GLFPD helping find solution for ambulance staging

GLFPD working on solutions for ambulance staging

Editor’s note: The headline that appeared on this letter published in the Dec. 13 edition was chosen by Sky-Hi News and not by the letter’s author. We wish to retract the previous headline as it is not consistent with the author’s message. Grand Lake Fire Protection District has been very involved in trying to find the best solution in the ambulance staging in Grand Lake. Sky-Hi News apologizes for this error and the inconvenience it may have caused.

In response to the Nov. 6, 2017 letter to the editor entitled, “Ambulance Stationing in Grand Lake,” written by Martin Zieff, I would like to clarify some facts.

The ambulance is neither operated nor funded by the Grand Lake Fire Protection District and the reason it is being considered for removal from the Grand Lake Fire department location is not financially motivated.

Grand County EMS is the entity responsible for the ambulance and the decision to remove the vehicle from Grand Lake is motivated primarily by call volume.

Thanks to the efforts of the citizens of Grand Lake, and the cooperative efforts of GLFPD Chief Mike Long, County Manager, Lee Staab and Ray Jennings, director of Grand County EMS, that decision is currently under reconsideration by EMS and the board of county commissioners.

David Craig, GLFPD Board Chairman

With gratitude

It is with real gratitude that we thank donors for their generous support of the Grand County Library Foundation on Colorado Gives Day. This was the first year the Grand County Library Foundation participated in Colorado Gives Day and we were overwhelmed by the passion that Grand County residents show for their libraries and library services. These gifts are essential in supporting the Grand County Library District mission to link people to our Libraries’ boundless opportunities and resources. Thank you to all who contributed.

Ann W. Douden, Grand County Library Foundation Boar

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