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Apr 25, 2022 - Reports on challenges for rural ambulance services that depend on volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), highlighting the efforts of Sanborn Ambulance in rural Iowa. Describes challenges related to training and notes nationwide issues facing rural services recruiting volunteers.
Source: Longview News-Journal
Apr 6, 2022 - Profiles emergency services providers in rural Iowa as they struggle to maintain quality service while facing high rates of turnover among emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Discusses recent Iowa legislation that made it possible for counties to deem ambulances essential services, which would allow the funding of emergency services through property taxes to be determined by voters.
Source: Iowa Public Radio

Last Updated: 4/26/2022