It’s been eight years now since the creation of the so-called Cache County Emergency Medical Services (CCEMS) along with county-wide ambulance service. Those involved say a continuing of the agreement should be easily forthcoming because of the success it has had.
Logan Fire Chief Jeff Peterson said before CCEMS there were years of discussions involving turf issues between different agencies providing emergency services.
“When we have fires in Logan City, Cache County Fire District brings fire units in to help us,” Peterson said. “We certainly are there to help our neighbors under mutual aid and automatic aid when they need help. None of us can afford to staff for the worst case scenario anymore. We just can’t. We have to rely on each other for these major events where we just don’t have enough people. That’s how we do it. I think it’s a great way to save money for the citizens and it works.”
At the last meeting of the Cache County Council, County Executive Lynn Lemon was authorized to execute an agreement continuing CCEMS authority.