Regional ambulance authority: Truckee Fire’s license no longer is at risk
May 28, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif.and#8212; The Truckee Fire Protection Districtand#8217;s ambulance license no longer is at risk, according to a May 25 letter from the regional ambulance authority.
The letter from Victoria Pinette, regional executive director of Sierra Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency, said that following a letter from Truckee Fire Chief Bryce Keller received May 14, and#8220;our agency has determined that the (Truckee Fire Protection District Advanced Life Saving) program is in good standing and is not at risk of revocation.and#8221;
The agency had first sent a letter May 11 to Truckee Fire, giving the district 10 days to show cooperation with neighboring fire agencies and to improve ambulance response times, after Truckee placed an ambulance in Olympic Valley, angering Squaw Valley Fire Department, North Tahoe Fire Protection District and concerning other government agencies and residents.
According to the letter, the districtand#8217;s and#8220;good faith effortsand#8221; removing the ambulance stationed in Olympic Valley and#8220;willingness to work cooperatively with our agency and neighboring fire districts has made a positive impact on the above decision.and#8221;
For much more on the Truckee Fire ambulance issue, including extended coverage from the big May 18 fire board meeting, visit http://www.sierrasun.com/fireboardmeeting.