Rescue workers treat a survivor before she is airlifted, July 6, 2015, at the Big Four Ice Caves trailhead east of Verlot. Two other people died from injuries sustained in the collapse. Frontier Communications is considering removing a payphone at the Verlot ranger station, which could increase response time to similar emergencies. (Genna Martin / Herald file photo)

Rescue workers treat a survivor before she is airlifted, July 6, 2015, at the Big Four Ice Caves trailhead east of Verlot. Two other people died from injuries sustained in the collapse. Frontier Communications is considering removing a payphone at the Verlot ranger station, which could increase response time to similar emergencies. (Genna Martin / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Don’t cut Verlot payphones’ 911 lifeline

The payphone at the Verlot ranger station is vital to protecting public safety in the area.

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