A renewal of Clallam County Fire District 3’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) levy will continue for 10 more years starting Jan. 1, 2021.
Voters in Clallam and Jefferson counties approved the EMS levy of $0.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value with 5,684 yes votes (72.81 percent) to 2,122 (27.19 percent) after initial general election counts were released Tuesday.
“It confirms what we thought all along: people in Fire District 3 are happy with the services we provide and want to continue to fund it,” District 3 Fire Chief Ben Andrews said.
“It’s nice to have the support confirmed.”
The current levy, approved in 2009, will expire on Dec. 31, 2020 but carry into 2021 uninterrupted, Andrews said.
The levy funds are used exclusively for emergency medical services such as personnel costs and service contract costs, along with training for EMS personnel and emergency medical services-related equipment, supplies, vehicles and structures, fire district officials said.