Texas EMS Says It Could Save Money with Community Paramedic Program

Washington County EMS says it's so overwhelmed by non-emergency 9-1-1 calls, and the county is spending $100,000 to fix what it calls a broken system


 
 

KBTX.com | | Tuesday, March 5, 2013


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Texas -- Washington County EMS says it's so overwhelmed by non-emergency 9-1-1 calls, and the county is spending $100,000 to fix what it calls a broken system.

"With an increase in call volume, increase in expectation of service, and a decrease in revenue, there becomes a problem,” said Washington County Emergency Medical Services Director Kevin Deramus.

More: Program Would Save Taxpayers $800,000 a Year




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