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Sun December 7, 2008
City selected to County EMS Advisory Board
By Scott Harvey
Commerce – The City of Commerce has been selected to become a member of the Hunt County EMS Advisory Board.
In a recent meeting with EMSAB members, Commerce Fire Chief Brian McNevin informed members of a recent decision to declare the Commerce Fire Department the primary First Responder Organization in the City. Also discussed were the procedures to allow the Commerce Fire Department to become an active voting member of the Board, and the chain of command on medical incidents.
Board members then voted unanimously to send a contract to the Commerce Fire Department to become a member of the EMSAB.
As a member of the Board, the City will be informed of all medical emergency related activities within the County, help make recommendations on medical responses, and assist with other regulatory procedures.
Commerce City Manager Dion Miller will reportedly bring the contract before the council for approval.
The EMSAB is comprised of 18 members, which includes city and volunteer fire departments within Hunt County.