Officials in South Dakota are working on a plan on how to fund and staff the state’s emergency medical services in the future.
According to an article published by the Watertown Public Opinion newspaper, the South Dakota Department of Health is working on an EMS agenda for 2040.
A task force charged with developing the plan is looking at combining forces and ways to develop sustainable funding, the newspaper reported.
The task force is also looking at was to make certification, training and continuing education more affordable and convenient to encourage volunteers to become or continue to be EMS providers.
Injury prevention is another component of the plan, the newspaper reported.
Research and resources are being used on both prongs of the plan, the paper reported.