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The Holiday Inn in Blacksburg Virginia is hosting our annual holiday party. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:00pm. We have many treats in store for everyone who comes! Feel free to dress in your finest [ ... ]
The City of Radford’s Public Works will observe the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays on December 24 and December 25, 2013 and December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014. Tuesday Dec. 24 solid waste wi [ ... ]
Relay for Life of Montgomery County is hosting a "Winter Festival and Crafts Fair" on February 1st, 2014. It will last from 1pm-4pm, and will be held at the Christiansburg Middle School. Tickets will [ ... ]
New River Community College will offer two real estate courses beginning in January. Principles of Real Estate will take place on Thursday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. January 23 through May 13 at NRCC in [ ... ]
As part of the Route 114 widening project in Christiansburg, a new traffic signal at the entrance to the New River Valley Mall at Route 114’s intersection with Bradley Drive will be activated on Thu [ ... ]
As part of the planning for future routes, Blacksburg Transit (BT) recently developed a short survey to help identify the transportation needs of Town of Blacksburg residents and students. The p [ ... ]
The Blacksburg Community Band, under the direction of Jay Durner, presents And the Mountains Echoed Gloria, a Holiday Pops Concert, on Sunday, December 15 at 3pm in the Blacksburg High School Auditori [ ... ]
New River Community College student Dustin Dishon was among 53 scholarship students honored by the Virginia Community College System at a recent ceremony in Richmond. Dishon was recognized as this y [ ... ]
Winters in Virginia can mean snow or subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds or even ice or heavy rain storms. Winter weather can knock out heat, power and communications services to your ho [ ... ]
The 19th Annual Winterfest arts and crafts festival is Friday, December 6 from 5-8pm and Saturday, December 7 from 10am-5pm. Featuring local artists and artisans, music, holiday craft activities for [ ... ]
Christiansburg police and rescue personnel responded to an accident allegedly caused by a driver under the influence of narcotics that sent a U.S. Postal Service employee to the hospital and ended wit [ ... ]
Christiansburg fire, police, and rescue personnel responded to a trailer fire in the 2700 block of Roanoke St. at the Interstate Overnight Park just after 10:00 this morning. The fire was spotte [ ... ]
- Category: Christiansburg
- Published on Thursday, May 03 2012 13:22
- Written by NRVNews
It is important to note that under an EMS Revenue Recovery Program, no one would ever be denied EMS treatment or transport based on their ability to pay. Medicaid, Medicare and most other insurance policies already cover emergency transport services.
The Town is considering this program because the Christiansburg Rescue Squad responds to between 3,400-4,000 calls for service annually; sometimes trying to answer three or four calls at one time. Local area needs have simply outpaced the ability of volunteer rescuers to respond to all of the calls in our community.
Volunteers would still play a vital role in providing coverage to area residents under a revenue recovery program. If approved, the Town anticipates using a revenue recovery program to partially supplement these volunteer efforts with career advanced life support responders.
Additionally, providing high quality emergency service levels is a top priority for the Town and billing is an effective means of obtaining necessary funds without placing an additional tax burden on our citizens.
More than 100 EMS providers across Virginia currently utilize similar EMS revenue recovery programs to help meet their community needs. Within our region these providers include Floyd, Giles, and Roanoke Counties, the cities of Roanoke and Salem, and REMSI and Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation, which serve Pulaski County and the city of Radford, respectively.
Town Council is still gathering information and will not be taking any action on whether or not to adopt a revenue recovery program for many months. In the meantime, the Town plans to hold community meetings throughout this process.
More information will be available in the coming months via utility bill inserts, community meetings and website updates. Visit www.christiansburg.org/revenuerecovery for more information.