$30 annual tax could move EMT service forward

By Gary Brode | gbrode@wcia.com

Published 03/13 2014 10:57AM

Updated 03/13 2014 11:00AM

BISMARCK -- Residents in the fire district could pay a tax instead of being charged a flat fee for the service. The Bismarck Ambulance Service has struggled to pay the bills the past few years, so the fire department is looking to take on the ambulance responsibilities.

It's proposing a tax which would cost up to $30 per year. The average billing for an EMT service is $700. If the vote does not pass, the system will remain in place. Money from the tax would pay for EMT training.

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