.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

City makes formal request for county ALS workshop

-A A +A
By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Chiefland is moving forward in its pursuit of advanced life support (ALS) status from the county.

Chiefland commissioners voted 4-1 Monday in favor of sending a letter to county commissioners formally requesting a workshop on the matter, an issue county officials have claimed to be the first step in potentially granting such a request.

Chiefland officials say ALS is important for the city because the drugs and equipment that it would allow emergency personnel to use would save lives while having to wait for an ambulance — something the county is in short supply of. Officials had a city workshop where members of the public were invited last week.

The general sentiment expressed by the public in attendance was that ALS was necessary.

County Commissioner Ryan Bell, attending the workshop as a member of the public, was asked what the hold up was. He said he had yet to see an official letter signed by the mayor of Chiefland requesting a workshop with the county.

Mayor Teal Pomeroy cast the only dissenting vote on the letter Monday night, saying he was in favor of ALS, though he had questions and was "uniformed."


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Chiefland Citizen, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 2 pages per month.




You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Chiefland Citizen | circulation@chieflandcitizen.com | 352-493-4796
624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday