Commerce fire trucks will be rolling on all medical emergencies. Without further comment from the public Tuesday night, the City Council unaminously voted for sending paid firemen at the same time the Commerce Emergency Corps is summoned.
City Manager Bill Shipp also told the council he would meet with all local emergency officials later this month then every two months after that. The council also agreed to review the new policy in six months.
As part of a troubleshooting process, Texas A&M University-Commerce will be testing the Tornado Warning System throughout the day on Tuesday. In case of bad weather, the testing will be canceled.
And repairs are underway on the concrete ledges, located on the North and East sides of the Education North building. Warning signs will be posted around the work area as debris is removed and a new covering added to increase the appearance, integrity and general safety of this building.
Commerce – The Commerce City Council and the Commerce Emergency Corps are at odds over a proposed change to how the city deals with medical emergencies. Currently, the Emergency Corps is contacted first if a medical 911 call is received. If there is no response within one minute, the fire department is sent out.
The council is discussing sending out the fire department as first responders.