Spearman disappointed by EMS motion

Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman says he’s disappointed the province will not reverse its decision of centralizing EMS dispatch services. The province did not support a motion brought forth by Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer and Wood Buffalo. Mayor Spearman says it really is a non-partisan issue and it is about recognizing the importance of community safety and preserving the effectiveness of emergency services. He says since the consolidation of EMS dispatch, each region has experienced significant issues.

Spearman says Albertans need to call Premier Jason Kenney and demand the return to emergency dispatch services to local jurisdictions. He says he will also request a third party external review of the EMS dispatch system to be conducted to provide recommendations to improve Alberta’s emergency services.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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