Emotions and anger displayed at Burns Town Council meeting over ambulance and volunteers use of POVs


September 12, 2019

Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Above: Jolene Matz, standing in the audience addresses the Burns council about liability and driving POVs.

In an emotional and sometimes heated debate the Burns Town Council once again dealt with the topic of using personal vehicles to arrive at emergency calls. In last month's council meeting Mayor Jim Clark announced that the towns liability insurance would no longer cover the use of personal vehicles during an emergency call. Since then there has been a problem getting responders to a call. "I am absolutely freaked out about this because I am going on month number two of no responses." Stated Ambulance Service Director Jeff Bartels. While the council was sympathetic to the members that were i...

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