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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