Ontario foundation seeks donations to help support emergency service providers

Doug Williams, a paramedic with Treasure Valley Paramedics, works on equipment at the emergency service facility in Ontario last week. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – A local nonprofit that provides needed equipment and training to emergency service providers across the region recently kicked off a fundraising campaign.

The Treasure Valley Paramedics Foundation fundraising program – called the “Paramedic Forward Campaign” – will run through the end of the year.

The foundation is the nonprofit arm of Ontario’s Treasure Valley Paramedics, one of half a dozen county emergency service providers.

The foundation was created about six years ago, said Heather Land, vice president and chief financial officer for Treasure Valley Paramedics.

Land said when the foundation was created the goal was to stay in existence for only a few years.

“But it has . . .