On this episode we invited Andy Gienapp, MS, NRP, Manager of the Office of Emergency Medical Services, Health Readiness and Response Section, Public Health Division, Wyoming Department of Health. We invited Andy on to discuss the potential demise of many rural EMS services mostly staffed by volunteers.
Not only are there fewer volunteers available, but call volume and expense of maintaining certifications and training have all created an issue across the U.S. in rural even suburban EMS services. The problem will likely get worse before it gets better and the public outcry will be ugly when the tipping point is reached.
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