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Northwood’s former fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) medical director had concerns for years about whether the Northwood Fire Department met the “standard of care.”

Dr. David Miramontes, who was Northwood’s EMS medical director for nearly 10 years before taking a job as the full-time EMS director in Washington, D.C., last month, told The Press he spoke to former Fire Chief Tim Romstadt in the past about problems he saw in the fire department.

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Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner has proposed an Advanced Life Support (ALS) system in the city that promises 24-7 coverage by a paramedic in the volunteer fire department.

Stoner made the proposal at a council meeting last week.

Currently, there is no such guarantee that a paramedic will respond to EMS calls in the city.

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Following a series of stories in The Press about a 67-year-old Northwood man who stopped breathing waiting 28 minutes for a rescue squad to arrive at his home on March 3, the public posted various comments about the stories on the newspaper’s website at www.presspublications.com

Ellen Mix, of Parc Rue, called 9-1-1 three times on the morning of March 3 to seek help for her husband, Tim, who was having problems breathing. By the time the Northwood rescue squad arrived 28 minutes later, Tim had stopped breathing. He was briefly revived, but died two days later at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after suffering brain damage due to a lack of oxygen, said Ellen.

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A city charter review committee comprised of seven residents has made two recommendations to update the charter.

The committee initially looked at seven issues in the charter, including: the number of members on city council and term limits of council and the mayor; the way vacancies are filled on council; publication of ordinances; residency requirement for the city administrator; civil service terms; and vacancies on council for military service.

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