GA Uses of Revenue from Taxes on Fireworks amendment on the Nov. ballot

GEORGIA (WTOC) - Another constitutional amendment on the ballot is Amendment 4: Georgia Uses of Revenue from Taxes on Fireworks.

By voting "yes" to this measure, Georgia voters will allow the sales taxes from fireworks purchases to be available for trauma care, fire protection services and public safety.

"It helps to make sure that those EMS providers, firefighters, rural hospitals all have the equipment and things that they need. Training to provide the best care and timely efficient care so we can meet that golden hour for that trauma patient," said Rochelle Armola, Trauma Services with Memorial Health.

In addition to improving rural trauma care, additional funds would go towards research, data and expanding trauma quality improvement throughout the state.

While voting "yes" or "no" to Amendment 4, Memorial Trauma Services wants you to keep in mind that Georgia's trauma death rate is much higher than the national average.

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