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Unlike police and fire, EMS is not considered an essential service by Colorado, which is the norm in this country.
Rural areas of Kansas have felt the sting of closed businesses and limited services provided by local governments.
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.
The Byesville Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of replacing an older rescue squad with two newer ones.
The process left out many other employers, including operators of Lehigh Valley ambulance services and pharmacies.
An additional $20 billion in funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic is available.
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.
Pennsylvania EMS agencies across the state want to know why they were not included in hazard pay grants distributed by the state.
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