The Commissioners' Court has been asked to consider setting a rollout fee. After searching surrounding EMS organizations and collecting the pertinent facts, we have decided to set that fee at $100. Corresponding fees from our neighboring organizations range from $100 to $185.This EMS rollout fee becomes effective on May 1st of 2012, and it will apply only to calls where it is determined that not only was no transport required but that the call was clearly trivial and unnecessary.This action is in no way intended to discourage any reasonable 911 calls, but it is rather intended to reduce unnecessary and wasteful calls. Gratefully these non-emergency calls are relatively infrequent, yet they are of great concern. The obvious element of risk generated in the emergency response is far outweighed by the greater danger of a delayed EMS response to a concurrent and life-threatening event. We feel certain that nobody would knowingly create the potential for disastrous consequences.We take this opportunity to thank the well trained and highly motivated volunteers and staff to make up our EMS. We express our gratitude and support for their service to our community, and our confidence and reliance in their abilities.