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EMT Staffing a Key Issue for Ohio Fire Departments

MARIETTA, Ohio — On May 31, a call went out to the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department to help an elderly man who had fallen in his driveway and could not get up.

Nearly 30 minutes later, after Fearing Township and Salem Township were called, area volunteer fire departments finally had the people to meet the state mandate needed to transport a patient.

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