Letters: EMS, the Gulch and Lotmore
Last updated 7/18/2018 at Noon
More EMS tax nod needed
Our EMS service is very high quality. Fire department personnel perform both fire service and EMS - no separate EMS employees.
State law requires a portion of total fire department expenses to be allocated in some undefined way to EMS because EMS taxes can only be used to pay for EMS.
There are many theories how total fire department expenses should be allocated.
Mukilteo increased the annual amount allocated to EMS from $1,952,662 in 2013 to $2,572,979.
In 2017, a $620,311 increase. Yet total fire department expenses, which include EMS, have only increased $241...