Rural Emergency Workers Wanted - @

Rural Emergency Workers Wanted


Rick Ruggles | | Tuesday, September 23, 2008

AVOCA, Neb. -- Many in the rural Midlands count on emergency medical care from a work force that is paid nothing and in some cases is in danger of burnout.

Jeff Lowman was the last emergency medical technician here until late last spring. But he, too, decided to quit.

"I tried for a few months to run it, but I just don't have the time to do that alone," said the father of six. "One guy can't do it."

The ambulance in the town southwest of Plattsmouth now is locked in a garage. Avoca gets its EMS services from Weeping Water and other towns.

The era of relying almost solely on volunteer emergency medical technicians and paramedics in rural areas is gradually coming to an end.

Click here to read more.

Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Training

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

FEBRUARY 25-28, 2015

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland USA






Get JEMS in Your Inbox


Fire EMS Blogs

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts


EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Denver Medic's Family Says Job Stress Contributed to Suicide

Veteran of over 25 years took her own life after a call.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Denver First Responders Join to Remember Paramedic

Veteran medic took her own life after fatal accident.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >

Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >

More Product Videos >