Letter: 12 EMS Volunteers Resign

Posted October 29, 2020 at 5:00 am by

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

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