Draft EMS/Fire contract put on hold

Tuesday, the Boards of San Juan County Public Hospital District 1 and San Juan Island Fire District 3 were poised to approve a 10-year-contract giving control of SJI EMS to the Fire District. Wednesday, September 18, after receiving pushback from community members and some staff, the two boards postponed the September 25 joint meeting.

The PHD Commission will still hold its regular monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 in the Frank Wilson EMS building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. They will discuss the proposed contract. The Fire District will do the same at its October 9 regular meeting. 

Later in October the Boards will meet together to discuss input from staff, commissioners, and the public. The updated draft document will be available to the public to review and comment on.  

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