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Benton County Fire District 1 Voters Reject EMS Levy (Additional Ambulance Units)
Benton County Fire District 1 Voters Reject EMS Levy (Additional Ambulance Units)
Despite getting 52% yes votes, the Benton County Fire District 1 levy was rejected by voters during the primary election this week. A 60% majority was required to pass. Fire District 1, which has stations in El Rancho Reata, Finley, and headquarters on Arrowhead in Kennewick, serves 320 square miles of the county, including Rancho Reata, Finley, and south Kennewick...
Benton County Fire District 1 Mulling EMS Levy to Get 2 Ambulances
Benton County Fire District 1 Mulling EMS Levy to Get 2 Ambulances
Benton County Fire District 1 is considering asking the citizens who live or are served inside it's boundaries to pass a levy that would be used to purchase and staff two ambulance units. According to information released Tuesday, officials say EMS response times are often too long because sometimes the District has to rely on what is called mutual aid...