CNN: Rural ambulance crews are running out of money and volunteers. In some places, the fallout could be nobody responding to a 911 call
By Lucy Kafanov, CNN
Updated 9:57 AM ET, Sat May 22, 2021
Worland, Wyoming (CNN)America's rural ambulance services, often sustained by volunteers, are fighting for their survival -- a crisis hastened by the impact of Covid-19. More than one-third of all rural EMS are in danger of closing, according to Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association. "The pandemic has further stretched the resources of our nation's rural EMS."
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Message from the President
Luke Sypherd, Emergency Medical Services Director
Washakie County Ambulance Service
WYEMSA was created to support, study, discuss, and recommend improvements in emergency medical services; to investigate and provide means for the exchange of ideas and experiences between emergency medical service directors, managers, administrators, executives, technicians, physicians, and educators, of which shall be all inclusive; to promote and encourage the education of emergency medical technicians, service directors, and physician medical directors; to collect, analyze, and distribute information about emergency medical services; to promote the improvement of patient care; to cooperate with other organizations; and to effect more efficient administration of emergency medical services in the State of Wyoming. WYEMSA is your voice, your center of connection, your presence.
Campbell County EMS
Johnson County Ambulance and Wyoming Life Flight