On behalf of the Tucker County Ambulance Authority Board and the Tucker County EMS, we would like to thank you for the professional and very timely, voter mailers that you sent out on our behalf regarding the EMS Excess Levy vote that occurred this past Tuesday here in Tucker County, WV. Unfortunately the EMS Excess Levy failed to pass by an unofficial vote count of 919 For to 1,137 Against. We certainly would not have had the internal fiscal or process resources to execute such a printing and mailing effort in as few days as you did for us. We are sure that this effort increased the voter turnout and increased awareness of the fiscal difficulty that the Tucker County EMS continues to experience. We will continue to persevere as the situation is continually evolving.
Thank you again for coming to our aid. Being a sparse, rural (17 persons per square mile), 420 square mile county, with no emergency medical facilities within the county, EMS continues to be a lifeline for its residents. We remain resolved to continue to seek local, state and federal solutions to what we know is a national level EMS (and firefighter) problem.
Thank you again for your invaluable assistance in this effort,
Dennis L. Filler
Member, Tucker County Ambulance Authority Board