A Vilas County access to the emergency medical help upgrades
Written by Jesse Baroka on April 17, 2019
VILAS COUNTY – A Vilas County committee wants to make sure everyone in Vilas County has access to the emergency medical help they need, no matter where in the county they live. Vilas County Board member Marvin Anderson serves as the chair for Vilas County’s EMS Paramedic Sub-Committee. He says the county’s effort to find a way to provide more advanced life support started about two years ago. The committee has an idea to create two, 24/7 staffed paramedic locations. Locations that would make the service more accessible to towns such as Presque Isle, Boulder Junction, and similar areas. To get the program started, it would cost around $1.5 million for the first year. Now, committee members plan to take their idea to each municipality to see if people truly want it. If most of the cities and towns seem open to the idea, then it will be taken to the full county board for consideration and would likely be put to a referendum.