Mayor Carolyn Larkin and Emergency Medical Service Committee chairman Mike Morgan have asked Box Elder County commissioners for $2,700 for a paging system to dispatch the town's fire and medical emergency services.
Larkin said the area currently depends solely on phone calls for dispatch. Other radio systems don't work because of "dead spots" due to varied terrain. The need for speedier dispatch will become more crucial when Snow-ville's ambulance and crews are fully certified and in operation.Morgan said Snowville currently has 24 EMTs, with one certified as a first responder. He said they are working on first responder certification and state certification for the ambulance unit.
The Idaho city of Malad has offered to donate an old ambulance to Snowville in exchange for Snow-ville's providing emergency services in part of Idaho's Oneida County, particularly along I-84 west of Snowville.