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A severe global shortage of microchips is causing issues for West Chester Twp. fire department's equipment replacement program and could double the cost for ambulances for this year.
An internal investigation is underway into why a Cleveland ambulance crew was listed as being on one call for four hours during last month's NFL Draft weekend.
The program will help determine whether 911 calls need a response by police and firefighter-medics or by others.
The department will use its trucks and ambulances to distribute the vaccine to residents' doorsteps without affecting its response times to fires or emergencies.
Senate Bill 21 would provide new state guidelines for paramedics to assess, triage and transport stroke patients.
The city has taken the first steps toward asking voters this fall to approve two five-year levies to support fire and EMS operations.
Supporters say more protection is needed for those being targeted for doing their jobs and stiffer penalties against those who turn peaceful protests violent.
Severe storms tore through the Deep South as strong winds splintered trees, wrecked homes and downed power lines.
The program allows students to train while in school and be qualified to apply for entry-level positions with the Dayton Fire Department upon graduation.