Category Archives: Fire

AFTER 2 MONTHS OF BUDGET DISCUSSIONS, CRAIG SALMON THROWS A MONKEY WRENCH IN THE PROCESS

SALMON WANTED TO ADD $200,000 OR MORE TO THE BUDGET FIGURE RIGHT BEFORE THE VOTE  May 28, 2017  Interrupting a motion to accept the $10,041,274 FY18 budget, Commissioner Salmon sidetracks the board with what he suggests is a “dangerous question.”  … Continue reading

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MISSING! MISSING! WHO TOOK FIRE STATION 5’s TANKER TRUCK?

March 2, 2017   Jasper County has 7 fire stations.  Station 5 is located at Hwy 212 E and Smithboro Rd.  This active station prides itself on keeping up its equipment and serving the community and Jasper County whenever there … Continue reading

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COUNTY MANAGER REVEALS NEW EMS DIRECTOR & NEW ISO RATING FOR COUNTY

October 6, 2016 During County Manager comments, Mike Benton reveals all sorts of interesting things, none of which are on the agenda. At the 10/3/16 meeting we learned: A new FIRE/EMS Director has been hired.  Long time Jasper County employee, … Continue reading

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SOME COLD HARD FACTS ABOUT JASPER COUNTY EMS

September 13, 2016 With EMS Operations and Billing Services on the agenda last night, there was much anticipation as to what the BOC had decided to do about privatizing EMS.   Comm. Trammell stated, “We all looked at restructuring and … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE BOC MEETING LAST NIGHT?

September 13, 2016 This is a brief update on the meeting last night to help keep you informed about what happened.  There was much more that occurred and some really interesting things were said.  We will have video and more information … Continue reading

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DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE BOC IS NOT GOING TO PRIVATIZE EMS?

August 22, 2016 The following ad appeared in The Monticello News this past week:    Does this mean that all the rumors about the BOC privatizing EMS is just that, rumors?  These rumors have been spreading throughout EMS for the … Continue reading

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YOU SHOULD POSITIVELY BE EXPECTING HIGHER INSURANCE RATES

August 10, 2016 As previously reported the ISO (fire) rating determines how much we all pay for house insurance.  The higher the rating, the higher the insurance premium. Maintenance of fire hydrants is a priority so the firefighters know where … Continue reading

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