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Monday, October 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Idaho plans meetings to address emergency medical concerns

Idaho officials are planning meetings across the state next month to discuss the problems facing many rural emergency medical agencies.


Spokane County Fire District 4 asking voters for higher EMS levy

Voters in Spokane County Fire District 4 north of Spokane will see a renewal of the district’s emergency medical services levy on ballots arriving in the mail for the August …


Support for Spokane’s EMS levy still strong after second count

A second day of counting ballots shows that Spokane’s fire levy has maintained its strong support among voters. With more than 36,000 votes tallied, the levy is passing with nearly …


Spokane’s emergency medical services levy passing

Votersrenewed a long-running emergency medical services levy, Tuesday.


Editorial: Fire Department showed flexibility, creativity in medical-call solution

Health care reform has come to the Spokane Fire Department. Even residents with reservations about the Affordable Care Act should welcome the local changes. For years, city residents were accustomed …


Spokane Fire manager Mike Lopez once led local AMR

Spokane’s new integrated medical services manager was in charge of the local American Medical Response operation during at least some of the years that the ambulance company systematically overbilled city …


Hire for Spokane Fire Department faces challenge

Spokane Mayor David Condon is putting a new political appointee on the fire department’s payroll despite last month’s legal ruling that limited his ability to bypass the city’s traditional civil …


Task force calls for restoring fire service on South Hill

A mayoral task force says Spokane should return first-response firefighting capability to a South Hill fire station. But Mayor David Condon doesn’t appear ready to take that advice just yet. …


Fire Department shifts medical call protocol

The Spokane Fire Department has quietly made a dramatic shift in how it responds to medical emergencies. After years of insisting that it was best to respond to medical calls …


Report: Reform emergency response

BOISE – Idaho’s emergency medical services are a disjointed patchwork of cities, counties, ambulance districts, fire departments, private firms and others, which has led to duplication, gaps in service and …


Voters will have say on Spokane EMS tax

Spokane voters next month will be asked if they want to maintain the city’s tax for emergency medical services. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place the …


City advised to quicken emergency responses

Relative to other cities, Spokane pays low rates for ambulance transportation. What it gives up in return is time. A consultant studying Spokane’s emergency medical services said last week that …