Rural EMS faces crisis


Rural EMS faces crisis

EMS units that serve rural areas are trying to recruit and retain qualified workers, as well as come up with ways to fund their expenses. (Photo by Heather Stanek)

“Part of what the public needs to understand is that you’ve been getting something for free that you should have been paying for.”

That’s the way James Small, the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health’s EMS outreach program manager, puts it.



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