I am sure that many of the county residents can recall how we desperately needed a professional ambulance service.
Jerry Ashley certainly set the standard of first class professional service with his tenure and we have been extremely fortunate to have Robert Poe to pick up the gauntlet and provide top-level service to the county. Robert has not only provided top-notch professional service with Blue Ridge Medical Transport but has given his time to the Ashe County Rescue Squad at no charge.
We have been fortunate to have local people who understand the needs of the county provide service and I certainly hope that our county commissioners take into consideration the level of service provided and the sincere dedication of Robert and Debbie Poe. We need to make sure that if isn’t broken it doesn’t need to be fixed. Let’s not make the mistake of accepting a cheaper bid and risk the loss of first class ambulance service.