SPRINGBROOK, Iowa – A new rural medicine program is getting notice because it allows volunteers to respond from anywhere to emergencies with advanced life-support tools and training.
The Maquoketa Sentinel-Press reports the program is going live this month.
The program is the first of its kind in the state, the newspaper reports, and could grow into a model across the state if successful.
“No one’s ever done this before,” said Ryan Conley, Jackson County’s EMS coordinator.
Added paramedic Joe Deppe: “Now, as a paramedic, I can respond as a paramedic in my own backyard.”
Springbrook, a city with less than 150 people, is trying to fundraise the $2,000 needed for the equipment.