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the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Chief Van Goor divulged some interesting information to combat the rash of misinformation circulating in the mainstream and over social media about the per diem EMT issue . The Chief in an EMT FAQ rattled off a litany of Firefighter qualifications , who responds to emergency medical calls and yes, the modifications have already been tested in February 2021 when no per diem EMT’s were available .
So far we have heard nothing on the value of the per-diem EMT program , other than it “saves money” . While attacks on the Mayor , Ridgewood Council and Fire Department seem to be running rampant .
Once again the Ridgewood blog would like to remind you , that once the high density housing was agreed to in the central business district the cost of running Ridgewood would spiral upward , with a far larger demand for services ie Fire and Police not less.
The Village has already seen this with massive outlays for water infrastructure ie Ridgewood Water and now an attempt to fix congestion problems coming to the Central Business District with road projects .