July 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm Edit
Well first there are two full time positions for EMS created by the truck in White Springs filled by two people who reside in Hamilton County, one actually close to White Springs.
Second I can tell you that it isn’t so. No EMS employee is getting paid to run Fire while on the EMS clock. We are there to serve the citizens in an EMS capacity and can only financially do that thanks to the town letting us post in their station. Yes some EMS folks are members of the Fire Department and all of us will lend a hand but when they are on EMS time that is their mission and that is what they do. No EMS employee is double dipping.
MY COMMENT TO WHOMEVER TOBY IS…
As I have explained to the Town of White Springs and the Hamilton County EMS people produce the proof that no one is double dipping. So far there has been no response from the Town or the EMS people. Florida Public Records Law (FS 119) says the documents must be turned over. There actually is a court decision that says when the document(s) are not provided in the limited reasonable amount of time the requestor is allowed to assume that there is no document or proof that there is no double dipping, (in this case) That the Hamilton EMS and the Town of White Springs failure to provide the PROOF I am well within my legal rights to assume that there is no PROOF, meaning they are double dipping. The word of Toby is scant reason to drop the concern as I don’t trust anyone who won’t give me requested documents. What’s wrong with proving an assumption, off base as it may be. Where is the proof? So far it has yet to be forthcoming.