Culver EMS Steps Up Volunteer Recruiting Efforts

Culver EMS Director Chuck Dilts told the town board this week that his department has been working through various means to get more volunteers, and their efforts have paid off. He says they’ve had several inquiries as a result of their increased effort, and an EMT course began Monday with a dozen students.

Culver EMS has sponsored several of the students, but Dilts requested permission to spend $4000 to sponsor the eight remaining EMTs enrolled in the class. He says that, in return, the students would sign a one-year agreement to serve as a volunteer. Funds for the sponsorship would come from his budget.

Councilwoman Ginny Munroe made a motion to approve Dilts’ request, and the motion was passed unanimously.

Dilts also presented three quotes to the board for repairs to the approach of the EMS door. A bid from Hinsley & Son came in the highest at $2400, and a bid from Bachman Concrete came in at $1850. The lowest bid was $1757 from Morris Concrete.

The board voted to approve the bid from Bachman Concrete because of their previous working history with the vendor, and they also voted to approve an additional $200 to move the drain and gutter from the approach to prevent it from falling back into disrepair.