04/03/10 266 W - + 6 - 5 Good Luck to Garner EMS

In their meeting on Monday, county commissioners will discuss and perhaps decide the future of the EMS division of Garner EMS & Rescue Squad. They're the private, non-profit corporation that provides EMS, rescue, and medical transport services in and around Garner. Organized in 1975 as the Garner-St. Mary's Rescue Squad, they're one of the four remaining "original squads" in Wake County, along with Apex EMS (okay, now merged with Apex Fire), Cary EMS, and Six Forks EMS.

This Garner Citizen article published yesterday has a good summary of their situation, and far better than this blogger is capable of providing. There's been some prior media coverage, here and there. The story hasn't really made many headlines. Guess that's par for the course, the machinery of emergency services isn't necessary newsworthy unless something really dramatic happens.

We haven't blogged about yet, either. When you (a.) know the people and parties involved, (b.) don't know the facts, and (c.) don't know what you don't know about the facts, the answer the seemingly easy. Stay your hand. Hold your tongue. (Seemingly easy. Even this short message is done with a heavy heart.)

Thus the best of wishes to our friends at Garner EMS.

The April 5 meeting of the Wake County Board of Commissioners is located in Room 700 on the 7th floor of the Wake County Courthouse. The meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. The period for citizen comments to the board is from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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FYI, the County Commissioners will NOT be discussing the Garner EMS issue today. It has been removed from Agenda.
Note - 04/05/10 - 11:15

I have been told that this subject has been removed from the agenda of todays meeting. Any word?
Concerned Employee - 04/05/10 - 11:18

The Clerk to the Board advises in email inquiry that the County Manager will request its removal at the beginning of the meeting, as part of the approval of the agenda.

Presently, the agenda and supporting docs are still listed on the web site, http://wake.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.p..
Legeros - 04/05/10 - 12:28

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