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Rural EMS in CO: Underfunded, Overworked and Urgently Needed

Unlike police and fire, EMS is not considered an essential service by Colorado, which is the norm in this country.
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Rural KS Fire, EMS Departments Navigate Staff, Funding Shortages

Rural areas of Kansas have felt the sting of closed businesses and limited services provided by local governments.

Connecticut Ambulance Service Asks Town for Federal Pandemic Funds

A combination of factors, including increased regulations, more stringent requirements, and rising call volumes, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, has created hardships for the association.

CARES Act Helps OH Fire Department Acquire Two New Ambulances

The Byesville Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of replacing an older rescue squad with two newer ones.

TX County Considers Purchasing MCI Bus

Webb County looks at spending $200K for a mass casualty bus.

IAFC: CMS Releases COVID Reporting Rules

If you accepted funding from the CMS PRF, the deadline to report your expenditures to CMS is February 15, 2021.
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Coronavirus Hasn’t Banished, So Why Did Hazard Pay, Lehigh Valley (PA) Employers Ask

The process left out many other employers, including operators of Lehigh Valley ambulance services and pharmacies.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

An additional $20 billion in funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic is available.

TX Ambulance Service Lays off Employees for Four Hours

The service was first forced to cut expenses as revenue dropped by about 30 percent since the start of the pandemic, said Mike Koen, the ambulance service's director.
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PA EMS Agencies Missing Out on $50 Million Hazard Pay Grants

Pennsylvania EMS agencies across the state want to know why they were not included in hazard pay grants distributed by the state.