Letter: 12 EMS Volunteers Resign

We believe it is important to set the record straight on recent exchanges between some of the San Juan EMS volunteers and the Board of Public Hospital District No. 1.

Following the PHD board’s restructuring of the administration of both the PHD and EMS, a number of volunteers from San Juan EMS met to share their concerns about the board’s actions, and as a result, signed and submitted a letter to the PHD board outlining several long-standing concerns.

The 21 volunteers that signed this letter collectively represent 138 years of service to EMS, and 122 years of service to Fire District 3. Some of the signers were solely members of EMS. Some of them were members of both EMS and Fire. All of them are members of this community.

After receiving an official response from the PHD, some of us met again. We composed and submitted a resignation letter to EMS.

Again, some of those resigning were solely members of EMS, and some were members of both EMS and Fire. The 12 who resigned from EMS collectively represent 76 years of service to EMS, and 113 years of service to Fire.

The letters speak for themselves. We believe you should have access to them. They are linked individually above, and you can read them all here:

We would like to assure you that, while we have resigned from San Juan EMS, we have not quit the community. We proudly serve as EMTs with the Fire District. We will still come when you call 911. We are here for you.

In service to our community,

Tad Lean
Tom Eades
Michael Henderson
Erin Graham
Gilbert Venegas
Matt Wickey
Christine Bush
Allan Arrowsmith
Hella Cascorbi
Brooke Sevier
Michael Hartzell
Adam Greene

Posted on October 29, 2020 at 5:00 am by

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