Commissioners hold monthly department head meeting

Thursday, January 31, 2019

During the Elmore County Commissioners meeting on Jan. 18th,and received updates from several county department heads; Glenns Ferry Fire Department, regarding EMT training and funding and Glenns Ferry Code Enforcement.

Pine-Featherville Ambulance Services coordinator Brian Chevalier said, that they will have an Avalanche class and field training in February and an upcoming conference at the beginning of March. Between December 14th & January 17th they had one run and that was a stand by for a call about smoke.Bill Richey, Special Assistance for Military Affairs, talked about the shortage of dorms for young airman on base, due to the large influx of junior airmen. The norm is to keep airmen within the dorms for their first three years on base but within the past year and a half they have had to send 300 airmen off base and 30 of those airmen are being housed in Boise. There are still 140 airmen living downtown that should be living in the dorms on base. Richey went on to say that there are no plans to build additional dorms because this group of young airmen are mainly back filling a maintenance manning shortfall.

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